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JOURNAL 



THE SENATE 



GENERAL ASSEMBLY, 



STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA. 



ADJOURNED SESSION 1899-1900. 



RALEIGH: 
E. M. UzzELL, State Printer and Binder. 

1900. 



11 ob 



THE SENATE-ADJOURNED SESSION 1899-1900. 



OFFICERS. 

President— C. A. Reylolds Winston. 

Pyincipal Clerk— C C. Daniels Wilson. 

Reading C"/<fr^— W.^lter Murphy Salisbury. 

Enrolling Clerk— 'E- B. Norvell Murphy. 

Engrossing Clerk— Fra^k. A. Clinard Hickory. 

Doorkeeper— J AMKS B. Smith Fayetteville. 

SENATORS. 



NAME OF SENATORS. 



Hertford. 
Winton. 
Alliance. 
Plyinoutli. 
Seaboard. 
Halifax. 
R. H. Speight j Wrendale. 



T. G. Skinner 

George Cowper . 

I. W. Miller 

H. S. Ward 

W. E. Harris 

E. L. Travis. 



POST-OFFICE. 



Greenville. 

Nashville. 



F. G. James 

R. A. P. COOLEY 

T. S. Collie 

J. Q. Jackson 

James A. Bryan 

Frank A. Daniels 

Isham F. Hill 

W. J. Davis 

Thomas O. Fuller 

F. A. Whitaker 

J. A. T. Jones 

J. W. S. Robinson 

*F. M. White - ________ 

J. A. Brown 

Stephen McIntyre \ Luraberton. 

W. L. Williams t Little River Academy. 



Kinston. 

Newbern. 

Goldsboro. 

Faison. 

Winnaboro. 

Warrenton. 

Raleigh. 

Gulley's Mills. 

Delta. 

Roseboro. 

Chadbourn. 



A. A. Hicks Oxford. 

Thomas M Cheek Mebane. 

J. M. Satterfield Estelle. 

J. A. Goodwin Merry Oaks. 

WiLLi.vM Lindsay Reidsville. 

John N. Wilson Greensboro. 

J. C. Black Carthage. 

Charles Stanback Mt. Gilead. 

Thomas J. Jerome Monroe. 

R. L. Smith Norwood. 

F.I. Osborne - , Charlotte. 

R. B.Glenn Winston. 

John C. Thomas I Midway. 

James A. Butler 1 Statesv'ille. 

Frank C. Hairston ! Fork church. 

J. C. Newsom-.- j King. 

H. T. Campbell Vashti. 

D. A. Lowe Lowesville. 

W. C. Fields ! Sparta. 

tS. C. Kerlev Morganton. 

jw. J. Souther ' Old Fort. 

M. H. Justice 1 Rutherfordton. 

O. F. Mason Dallas. 

Thomas J. Murray Mars Hill. 

William J. Cocke ! Asheville. 

J. A. Franks j Almond. 

Joel L. Crisp I Stekoah. 



* Succeeded January 31 by F. P. Jones, Dunn. 

t Succeeded February i by W. L. Lambert, Bakersville. 

J Succeeded February i by G. G. Eaves, Marion. 



SENATE JOURNAL, 



SESSION 1900. 



FIFTY-SIXTH DAY. 

Senate Chamber, June 12, 1900. 

The Senate met in accordance with the following resolu- 
tion, adopted by the General Assembly, and ratified on the 
8th day of March, A. D. 1899: 

^'Resolved by the House of Representatives, the Seriate concur- 
ring, That the General Assembly adjourn on Wednesday, 
the eighth day of March, eighteen hundred and ninety-nine, 
at twelve o'clock m., to meet again in the city of Raleigh 
on Tuesday after the second Monday of June, nineteen 
hundred." 

Prayer was offered by Rev. Mr. Branson. 

Upon motion of Mr. Smith, the reading of the Journal 
of the previous day's session was dispensed with. 

Upon motion of Mr. Smith, the roll of the Senate was 
called and the following Senators answered to their names : 

Messrs. Black, Brown, Bryan, Butler, Cheek, Cocke, Col- 
lie, Cooley, Crisp, Daniels, Davis, Fields, Franks, Fuller, 
Glenn, Goodwin, Hairston, Harris, Hicks, Hill, Jackson, 
James, Jerome, Jones of Johnston, Justice, Lambert, Lind- 
say, Lowe, Mason, Miller, Mclntyre, Murray, Osborne, 
Robinson, Satterfield, Skinner, Smith, Speight, Stanback, 
Thomas, Travis, Ward, Whitaker, Williams, Wilson — 45. 



6 SENATE JOURNAL. [Session 

Upon motion of Mr. Cooley, S. B. 439, a bill to be en- 
titled an act to repeal chapter 125 of the Private Laws of 
1895, was ordered sent to the House of Representatives 
without engrossment. 

Upon motion of Mr. James, the Senate took a recess until 
4 o'clock p. M. 



^ Afternoon Session. 

Mr. Jackson introduced the following resolution: 

RESOLUTION IN REFERENCE TO THE CHARTER OF THE TOWN 
OF KINSTON, CHAPTER 180, PRIVATE LAWS OF 1899. 

"Whereas, it is incorrectly and erroneously entered on 
the Journal of the Senate, at its regular session of 1899, 
that House Bill No. 949, Senate Bill No. 825, a bill to be 
entitled an act to amend the charter of the town of Kinston, 
in the town of Lenoir, North Carolina, being chapter 180 
of the Private Laws of North Carolina, 1899, passed its 
third reading on February 23, 1899, as appears from the 
Journal heretofore published under authority of law, Sen- 
ate Journal, Session 1899, page 577; now, therefore, be it 

"Resolved by the Senate, 1st. That said bill being House 
Bill No. 949, Senate Bill No. 825, a bill to be entitled an 
act to amend the charter of the town of Kinston in the 
county of Lenoir, North Carolina, was read three several 
times in the Senate of the General Assembly and duly and 
regularly passed three several readings, which readings 
were in three different days, and that the yeas and nays on 
the second and third reading of the bill were duly entered 
on the Journal of the Senate, and that the said bill passed 
its several readings in the Senate on the dates following: 
first reading February 21, 1899; second reading February 
23, 1899, and third reading February 24, 1899. 



1900.] SENATE JOURNAL. 7 

2d. That the Journal of the Senate at the regular session 
of the General Assembly of 1899 be and the same is hereby 
amended and corrected in accordance with and to conform 
to the facts above recited and in the particulars and respects 
above set forth." 

Upon motion of Mr. Glenn, the resolution was adopted 
and ordered spread upon the Journal of the Senate. 

Upon motion of Mr. Glenn, the Senate adjourned until 
10 o'clock to-morrow. 



FIFTY-SEVENTH DAY. 

Senate Chamber, June 13, 1900. 

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment. 
Prayer by Rev. M. M. McFarland. 

Upon motion of Mr. Skinner, the Senate took a recess 
until 11 o'clock. 

The Senate reconvened at 11 o'clock. 

MESSAGE FROM THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. 

A message was received from the House of Representa- 
tives transmitting 

H. B. 2083, S. B. 1601, a bill to be entitled an act sup- 
plemental to an act entitled an act to regulate elections, 
ratified March 6th, 1899, the same being chapter five hun- 
dred and seven of the Public Laws of 1899. 

The bill was placed upon its immediate passage. 

The bill passed its several readings and was ordered en- 
rolled for ratification. 

Upon motio-n of Mr. Glenn, the Senate took a recess 
until 4 o'clock. 



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The Senate reconvened at 4 o'clock. 
By consent, Mr. Black introduced the following resolu- 
tion: 

RESOLUTION TO CORRECT THE JOURNAL OF THE PROCEED- 
INGS OF THE SENATE ON THE 24th DAY OF FEBRUARY, 
1899, CONCERNING H. B. 968, S. B. 827. 

"Whereas, at the session of the General Assembly con- 
venedt in January, 1899, a bill was introduced entitled 
'An act to amend the acts of the General Assembly, in- 
corporating the town of Southern Pines,' which said bill 
is known as H. B. 968, S. B. 827 ; 

"And whereas, the said bill duly passed its several read- 
ings in the House of Representatives and was duly trans- 
mitted to the Senate, where, after having been favorably 
reported by the Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns, 
it passed its first reading on February 21, 1899 ; 

"And whereas, on Februar}' 23d, 1899, the bill duly 
passed its second reading by the following vote, which, 
according to law, was duly spread upon the Senate Journal: 
Ayes — Messrs. Black, Bryan, Butler, Campbell, Cheek, 
Cocke, Collie, Crisp, Fields, Franks, Fuller, Hairston, 
Hicks, Hill, Jackson, James, Jerome, Jones of Johnston, 
Miller, Mclntyre, Murray, Newsom, Satterfield, Skinner, 
Ward, Whitaker, Williams, Wilson — a3'es 28 ; noes none; 

"And whereas, on February 24th, 1899, the said bill was 
duly passed b}' the Senate on its third reading by the fol- 
lowing vote : Ayes — Messrs. Black, Butler, Campbell, Cocke, 
Collie, Cooley, Cowper, Crisp, Daniels, Franks, Fuller, 
Glenn, Hairston, Hicks, Hill, Jackson, James, Jones of 
Harnett, Jones of Johnston, Lambert, Lindsay, Mclntyre, 
Murray, Newsom, Satterfield, Skinner, Smith, Ward, Wil- 
liams, Wilson — ayes 30 ; noes none, which said vote was 



1900.] SENATE JOURNAL. 9 

duly spread upoD the Journal of the Senate according to 
law ; 

"And whereas, the said bill was duly ratified on Febru- 
ary 28, 1899 ; 

"And whereas, through inadvertence or mistake the said 
bill and the recorded vote thereon upon its third reading 
was not properly transposed from the Senate Journal to 
the copy of said Journal, which is filed in the office of the 
Secretary of State, and is now the official Journal of the 
Senate, but only its House number and the vote on its 
third reading before the Senate were properly inscribed in 
said Journal, and the Senate number and title of S. B. 822, 
H. B. 1470, 'An act to incorporate the Elizabeth City and 
"Western Railway Company,' were placed after the House 
number 968, and above the recorded vote on the third 
reading, making it appear that 'An act to incorporate the 
Elizabeth City and Western Railway Company,' had 
passed its third reading on that day, whereas it had passed 
its several readings before the House and Senate and been 
ratified on February 22, 1899 ; 

"And whereas, through said inadvertence or mistake the 
said Journal of the proceedings of the Senate on the 24th 
day of February, 1899, does not speak the truth; now, 
therefore, be it 

^'Resolved by the Senate, That the Journal of the pro- 
ceedings of the Senate on the twenty-fourth day of Feb- 
ruary, one thousand eight hundred and ninety-nine, filed 
in the office of Secretary of State, be and it is hereby 
amended so as to make it speak the truth, and to that end 
the Clerk of the Senate is hereby authorized and directed 
to so change the entry upon said Journal of February 24, 
1899, reading 'H. B. 968, S. B. 822, a bill to be entitled 
an act to incorporate the Elizabeth City and Western Rail- 
way, upon its third reading,' as to make it read as it should, 
' H. B. 968, S. B. 827, a bill to be entitled an act to amend 



10 SENATE JOURNAL. [Session 

the acts of the General Assembly, incorporating the town 
of Southern Pines, upon its third reading,' and to have 
set out following said entry the fact that the bill passed its 
third reading, ayes 30, noes none, by the vote that is now 
recorded upon said Senate Journal by said February 24, 
1899." 

The resolution passed first reading, ayes 38, noes none, 
as fallows : 

Those voting in the affirmative were: 

Messrs. Black, Bryan, Cheek, Cocke, Collie, Cowper, 
Crisp, Daniels, Davis, Fields, Franks, Glenn, Goodwin, 
Hairston, Harris, Hicks, Hill, Jackson, James, Jerome, 
Jones of Johnston, Justice, Lambert, Lowe, Mason, Miller, 
Mclntyre, Satterfield, Skinner, Smith, Speight, Stanback, 
Thomas, Travis, Ward, Whitaker, Williams, Wilson — 38, 

Upon motion of Mr. Black, the rules were suspended 
and the resolution was placed upon its second and third 
readings. 

The resolution passed its second and third readings and 
was ordered spread upon the Journal of the Senate. 

Upon motion of Mr. Cocke, the Senate took a recess until 
5 o'clock. 

The Senate reconvened at 5 o'clock. 

MESSAGES FEOM THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. 

Messages were received from the House of Representa- 
tives transmitting bills and resolutions, which were read 
the first time and disposed of, as follows: 

H. B. 2086, S. B. 1(302, an act supplemental to an act 
entitled "An act to amend the Constitution of North Caro- 
lina," ratified February 21, 1899, the same being chap- 
ter two hundred and eighteen of the Public Laws of 1899. 



1900.] SENATE JOURNAL. 11 

On motion of Mr. Glenn, the roll of the Senate was 
ordered called to ascertain if a quorum of Senators was 
present. 

The roll was called and the following Senators answered 
present : 

Messrs. Black, Brown, Bryan, Butler, Campbell, Cheek, 
Cocke, Collie, Cooley, Cowper, Crisp, Daniels, Davis, Fields, 
Franks, Fuller, Glenn, Hairstou, Harris, Hicks, Hill, 
Jackson, James, Jerome, Jones of Johnston, Justice, Lam- 
bert, Lowe, Mason, Miller, McLityre, Osborne, Robinson, 
Satterfield, Skinner, Smith, Speight, Stanback, Thomas, 
Travis, Ward, Whitaker, Williams, Wilson — 44. 

Upon motion of Mr. Travis, the rules were suspended 
and the bill placed upon its several readings. 

Upon motion of Mr. Travis, the previous cjuestion was 
ordered. 

The bill passed its second reading, ayes 41, noes 5, as fol- 
lows : 

Those voting in the affirmative were: 

Messrs. Black, Brown, Bryan, Butler, Cheek, Cocke, 
Collie, Cooley, Cowper, Daniels, Davis, Fields, Glenn, Hairs- 
ton, Harris, Hicks, Hill, Jackson, James, Jerome, Jones of 
Johnston, Justice, Lambert, Lindsay, Lowe, Mason, Miller, 
Mclntyre, Osborne, Robinson, Satterfield, Skinner, Smith, 
Speight, Stanback, Thomas, Travis, Ward, Whitaker, Wil- 
liams, Wilson — 41, 

Those voting in the negative were: 

Messrs. Campbell, Crisp, Franks, Fuller, Goodwin — 5. 

Mr. Crisp offered a substitute for the bill, as follows: 

AN ACT TO AMEND THE CONSTITUTION OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

TAe General Assembly of North Carolina do enact: 

Section 1. That chapter two hundred and eighteen of 
the Public Laws of eighteen hundred and ninety-nine be 
amended as follows : 



12 SENATE JOURNAL. [Session 

That all between section one and section two of said act 
be and the same is hereby repealed, and the following sub- 
stituted therefor: 

That section five of the Constitution of North Carolina 
shall be amended so as to read as follows : 

The following classes of persons shall be disqualified for 
office: 

1st. All persons who shall deny the being of Almighty 
Go*' 

2d. All negroes, and all persons of negro descent to the 
third generation inclusive. 

3d. All persons who shall have been convicted of trea- 
son, perjury, or of any other infamous crime, since be- 
coming citizens of the United States, or of corruption, or 
malpractice in office, unless such person shall have been 
legally restored to the rights of citizenship. 

The substitute was lost. 

The bill was placed on its third reading. 

The bill passed its third reading, ayes 41, n-oes 5, as fol- 
lows: 

Those voting in the affirmative were : 

Messrs. Black, Brown, Bryan, Butler, Cheek, Cocke, 
Collie, Cooley, Cowper, Daniels, Davis, Fields, Glenn, 
Hairston, Harris, Hicks, Hill, Jackson, James, Jerome, 
Jones of Johnston, Justice, Lambert, Lindsay, Lowe, Ma- 
son, Miller, Mclntyre, Osborne, Robinson, Satterfield, 
Skinner, Smith, Speight, Stanback, Thomas, Travis, Ward, 
Whitaker, Williams, Wilson — 41. 

Those voting in the' negative were: 

Messrs. Campbell, Crisp, Franks, Fuller, Goodwin — 5. 

The bill was ordered enrolled for ratification. 

H. B. 2087, S. B. 1603, a bill to be entitled an act to 
incorporate the Clarence Barker Memorial Hospital and 
Dispensary. 



1900.] SENATE JOURNAL. 13 

Upon motion of Mr. Cocke, the rules were suspended 
and the bill was placed upon its immediate passage. 

The bill passed its several readings and was ordered 
enrolled. 

H. R. 2088, S. R. 1604, resolution to furnish certain 
Supreme Court Reports to State University. 

Upon motion of Mr. Cocke, the rules were suspended 
and the resolution placed upon its immediate passage. 

The resolution passed its several readings and was or- 
dered enrolled. 

H. B. 2092, S. B. 1605, a bill to be entitled an act to 
amend the Western District Criminal Court. 

Ordered placed on calendar. 

H. R. 2091, S. R. 1606, resolution to print copies of 
Amendment and Election Law. 

Upon motion of Mr. Daniels, the rules were suspended 
and the resolution was placed upon its immediate passage. 

The resolution passed its several readings and was or- 
dered enrolled. 

Upon motion of Mr. Skinner, the Senate took a recess 
until 10 o'clock p. m. 

At 10 o'clock the Senate reconvened. 

H. B. 1073, S. B. 1073, a bill to be entitled an act to 
establish graded schools in the town of Lexington, was 
taken up upon its third reading. 

The bill passed its third reading, ayes 41, noes none, as 
follows : 

Those voting in the affirmative were : 

Messrs. Black, Brown, Bryan, Butler, Campbell, Cheek, 
Cocke, Collie, Cooley, Cowper, Crisp, Daniels, Fields, 
Franks, Fuller, Glenn, Hairston, Harris, Hicks, Hill, Jack- 
son, James, Jerome, Jones of Johnston, Justice, Lambert, 
Lindsay, Mclntyre, Osborne, Robinson, Satterfield, Skinner, 



14 SENATE JOURNAL. [Session 

Smith, Speight, Stanback, Thomas, Travis, Ward, Whita- 
ker, Williams, Wilson — 41. 
The bill was ordered enrolled. 

BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS INTRODUCED. 

The following bills and resolutions were introduced, read 
the first time and placed on the calendar: 

^ Mr. Glenn, S. B. 1607, a bill to be entitled an act to 
amend chapter 605, section 1, of the Public Laws of 1899. 

By Mr. Glenn, S. B. 1608, a bill to be entitled an act to 
amend section 2 of chapter 252 of the Public Laws of 1899. 

By Mr. Travis, S, B. 1609, a bill to regulate the issuing 
of liquor license in Northampton county. 

By Mr. Bryan, S. B. 1610, a bill to be entitled an act to 
authorize the commissioners of Craven county to levy a 
special tax. 

S. B. 1611, a bill to be entitled an act to incorporate the 
Farmers Bank of La Grange. 

By Mr. Fields, S. B. 1612, a bill to be entitled an act to 
protect the crops and lands of certain portions of Alleghany 
county. 

S. B. 1613, a bill to be entitled an act supplemental to 
an act of the General Assembly of North Carolina, Session 
of 1899, chapter 370 of Public Laws thereof. 

S. B. 1614, a bill to be entitled an act to enable the 
county commissioners of the various counties of the State 
to co-operate with the State Board of Agriculture for pro- 
tection of cattle and to suspend the operation of chapter 
542 of the Laws of 1899. 

S. B. 1615, a bill to be entitled an act to change chapter 
567, Public Laws of 1899. 

By Mr. Mclntyre, S. B. 1616, a bill to be entitled an act 
to amend chapter 211, Public Laws of 1899. 

By Mr. Jerome, S. B. 1617, a bill to be entitled an act 



1900.] SENATE JOURNAL. 15 

to authorize the Seaboard Air Line Railway, successors to 
the Richmond, Petersburg & Carolina Railroad Com- 
pany, to possess and exercise the powers conferred upon it 
by the State of Virginia, and to authorize leases, purchases, 
sales or consolidations between it and other railroad or 
transportation companies. 

By Mr.- Collie, S. B. 1618, a bill to be entitled an act for 
the benefit of the public road fund of Louisburg township, 
Franklin county. 

By Mr. Miller, S. B. 1019, a bill to be entitled an act to 
amend chapter 461, Laws of 1891, to correct typographical 
errors and for other purposes. 

By Mr. Davis, S. B. 1620, a bill to be entitled an act to 
restore good government to Brunswick county. 

By Mr. Thomas, S. B. 1621, a bill to be entitled an act 
to amend chapter 205, Laws of 1899. 

By Mr. Black, S. B. 1622, a bill to be entitled an act to 
amend chapter 152 of the Private Laws of 1899. 

By Mr. Lindsay, S. B. 1629, a bill to be entitled an act 
to appoint certain justices of the peace in Rockingham 
county. 

By Mr. Bryan, S. B. 1630, a bill to be entitled an act for 
the relief of certain teachers and the treasurer of Craven 
county. 

ENROLLED BILLS. 

Mr. Whitaker, from the Committee on Enrolled Bills, 
reported the following bills and resolutions properly en- 
rolled, and they were duly signed and ratified : 

S. B. 439, H. B. 2080, an act to repeal chapter 125 of 
the Private Laws of 1895. 

S. R. 1606, H. R. 2091, resolutions to print and distrib- 
ute copies of the Election Law and Constitutional Amend- 
ment. 

S. R. 1604, H. R. 2088, a resolution to furnish certain 
Supreme Court Reports to State University. 



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S. B. 1602, H. B. 208(5, au act supplemental to an act 
entitled an act to amend the Constitution of North Caro- 
lina, ratified February 21, 1899, the same being chapter 
218 of the Public Laws of 1899. 

S. B. 1601, H. B. 2083, an act supplemental to au act 
entitled an act to regulate elections, ratified March 6, 1899, 
the same being chapter 507 of the Public Laws of 1899. 

S. B. 1603, H. B. 2087, an act to incorporate the Clarence 
Backer Memorial Hospital and Dispensary. 

MESSAGES FROM THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. 

Messages were received from the House of Representatives 
transmitting bills and resolutions which were read the first 
time and disposed of as follows : 

H. B. 2108, S. B. 1623, an act to incorporate the Salis- 
bury Street Railway Company. 

Ordered placed on the calendar. 

H. B. 2122, S. B. 1624, a bill to be entitled an act to 
establish a stock law in certain portions of Jackson's, Bai- 
ley's and Ferrell's townships in Nash county. 

Upon motion of Mr. Brown, the rules were suspended 
and the bill was placed upon its immediate passage. 

The bill passed its several readings and was ordered 
enrolled. 

H. B. 2093, S. B. 1625, a bill to be entitled an act to 
regulate the manufacture and sale of spirituous liquors in 
Macon county. 

Ordered placed on the calendar. 

H. B. 2094, S. B. 1626, a bill to be entitled an act to 
amend chapter 325, Public Laws of 1899. 

Ordered placed on the calendar. 

H. B. 2095, S. B. 1627, a bill to be entitled an act to 
submit the question of dispensary or no dispensar^^ to the 
qualified voters of Swain county at the November election 



1900.] SENATE JOURNAL. 17 

and prohibit the manufacture of spirituous lifjuors iu said 
county. 

Ordered placed on the calendar. 

H. B. 2103, S. B. 1628, a bill to be entitled an act to 
increase the number of commissioners of Alamance county. 

Ordered placed on the calendar. 

Upon motion of Mr. Daniels, H. B. 2093, S. B. 1625, a 
bill to be entitled an act to regulate the manufacture and 
sale of spirituous liquors in Macon county, was placed upon 
its immediate passage. 

The bill passed its several readings and was ordered 
enrolled. 

Upon motion of Mr. Daniels, H. B. 2094, S. B. 1626, a 
bill to be entitled an act to amend chapter 325, Public 
Laws of 1899, was placed upon its immediate passage. 

The bill passed its several readings and was ordered 
enrolled. 

Upon motion of Mr. Fields, S. B. 1612, a bill to be en- 
titled an act to protect the crops and lauds of certain por- 
tions of Alleghany county, was placed on its immediate 
passage. 

The bill passed its several readings and was ordered sent 
to the House of Representatives without engrossment. 

Upon motion of Mr. Cocke, the rules were suspended 
and H. B. 2095, S. B. 1627, a bill to be entitled an act to 
submit the question of dispensary or no dispensary to the 
qualified voters of Swain county at the November election 
and prohibit manufacture of spirituous liquors in said 
county, was placed upon its immediate passage. 

The bill passed its second reading. 

Upon its third reading Mr. Brown called for the ayes 
and noes. 

The call was sustained. 

The ayes and noes were ordered. 



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Tlie bill passed its third reading, ayes 40, nays 1 , as follows: 

Those voting in the affirmative were: 

Messrs. Brown, Bryan, Butler, Cocke, Collie, Cooley, 
Crisp, Daniels, Davis, Fields, Franks, Fuller, Glenn, Good- 
win, Houston, Harris, Hicks, Hill, James, Jerome, Jones of 
Johnston, Justice, Lambert, Lindsay, Lowe, Miller, Mc- 
Intyre, Osborne, Robinson, Satterfield, Skinner, Smith, 
Speight, Stanback, Thomas, Travis, Ward, Whitaker, Wil- 
liams — 40. 

^1'r. Wilson voted in the negative. 

The bill was ordered enrolled. 

MESSAGE FROM THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. 

A message was received from the House of Representa- 
tives transmitting : 

H. R. 2141, S. R. 1631, joint resolution regarding the 
election of a Director for the North Carolina School for the 
Deaf, Dumb and Blind. 

Upon motion of Mr. Justice, the rules were suspended 
and the resolution was placed upon its immediate passage. 

The resolution passed its several readings and was ordered 
enrolled. 

Upon motion of Mr. Glenn, S. B. 1608, a bill to be en- 
titled an act to amend section 2 of chapter 252 of the Pub- 
lic Laws of 1899, was placed upon its immediate passage. 

The bill passed its second reading. 

Upon motion of Mr. Glenn, the rules were suspended 
and S. B. 1607, a bill to be entitled an act to amend chap- 
ter 605, section 1, of the Public Laws of 1899, was placed 
upon its immediate passage. 

The bill passed its several readings and was ordered sent 
to the House of Representatives without engrossment. 

Upon motion of Mr. Brown, the Senate adjourned until 
10 o'clock to-morrow. 



1900.] SENATE JOURNAL. 19 

FIFTY-EIGHTH DAY. 

Seoate Chamber, .June 14, 1900. 

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment. 
Prayer by Eev. Levi Branson. 

PETITIONS. 

Petitions were presented as follows : 

By Mr. Justice, from citizens of Rutherford county, in 
reference to dispensary. 

From citizens of Polk county, asking that the road law be 
repealed. 

DEATH OF MR. JACKSON. 

Mr. Bryan announced the deatli of his colleague, Mr. 
Jackson, Senator from the Eighth Senatorial District, which 
occurred in the city of Raleigh at about 6 o'clock a. m., 
June 14, 1900. 

Mr. Bryan introduced S. R. 1632, resolution to appoint 
a committee to accompany the remains of Senator Jack- 
son. 

The resolution passed its several readings and was or- 
dered sent to the House of Representatives without en- 
grossment. 

Mr. Bryan introduced the following resolution: 

"Resolved, That a committee of four be appointed b}' 
the President of this body to draft suitable resolutions in 
regard to the death of Senator .John Quincy Jackson, and 
that said resolutions be spread upon the minutes of this 
house, and a copy of the same be forwarded to the family 
of the deceased. 



20 SENATE JOURNAL. [Session 

'^Resolved further, That the Sergeant-at-Arms be and is 
hereby instructed to forward the body to Kinston, the home 
of the deceased, via Southern Railroad, at 3:20 this after- 
noon, and that he notify the members of the committee 
appointed to accompany the remains at the hour at which 
the train will leave." 

The resolution was adopted. 

SPECIAL ORDER. 

The election of a Director of the Deaf and Dumb Asy- 
lum at Morganton having been made a special order for 
this hour, the President laid that matter before the Senate. 

Mr. James placed in nomination Mr. A. C. Miller. 

Messrs. Hicks and Davis were appointed tellers. 

The tellers made the following report : 

3Ir. President: 

Your tellers appointed on the part of the Senate to 
ascertain the vote of the members of the Senate for 
Director of the Deaf and Dumb Asylum at Morganton, 
N. C, in accordance with S. R. 1631, H. R. 2141, beg 
leave to report that Mr. A. C. Miller received thirty-eight 
(38) votes. 

Those voting for Mr. Miller were: 

Messrs. Black, Brown, Bryan, Butler, Cheek, Cocke, 
Collie, Cooley, Daniels, Davis, Fields, Fuller, Glenn, 
Hairston, Hicks, Hill, James, Jerome, Jones of Johnston, 
Justice, Lambert, Lindsay, Lowe, Mason, Miller, Mclntyre, 
Osborne, Robinson, Satterfield, Skinner, Smith, Speight, 
Stanback, Thomas, Travis, Ward, Whitaker, Wilson — 38. 

DAVIS, 
HICKS, 

Tellers. 



1900.] SENATE JOURNAL. 21 

On motion of Mr. Travis, S. B. 1609, a bill to regulate 
the issuing of liquor license in Northampton County, was 
placed upon its immediate passage. 

Mr. Hairston moved to refer the bill to the Committee 
on Propositions and Grievances, 

The motion was lost. 

The bill passed its several readings and was ordered sent 
to the House of Representatives without engrossment. 

S. B. 1605, H. B. 2092, a bill to be entitled an act to 
amend the Western Criminal District Court, came up on its 
second reading. 

Mr. Lambert moved to amend by striking out McDowell 
county. 

Mr. Franks moved to table the amendment. 

The motion to table was lost. 

The amendment was adopted. 

Mr. Franks moved to amend : 

Add "Henderson county." 

The amendment was lost. 

The bill passed its second reading. 

Upon motion of Mr. Glenn, the rules were suspended 
and the bill was placed upon its second reading. 

Mr. Cocke asked for the roll-call. 

The call was sustained. 

The bill passed its third reading, ayes 36, noes 5, as follows: 

Those voting in the affirmative were : 

Messrs. Black, Brown, Brj'an, Butler, Cheek, Cocke, 
Collie, Cooley, Daniels, Davis, Fields, Glenn, Hicks, Hill, 
James, Jerome, Jones of Johnston, Justice, Lambert, Lowe, 
Mason, Miller, Mclntyre, Osborne, Robinson, Satterfield, 
Skinner, Smith, Speight, Stanback, Thomas, Travis, Ward, 
W^hitaker, Williams, Wilson — 36. 

Those voting in the negative were : 



22 SENATE JOURNAL. [Session 

Messrs. Campbell, Crisp, Franks, Fuller, Goodwin — 5. 
The bill was ordered sent to the House of Representa- 
tives without engrossment. 

MESSAGE FROM THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. 

A message was received from the House of Representa- 
tives Jransmittiug 

H. R. 2174, S. R. 1634, resolution regarding adjournment, 
which was read the first time and placed on the calendar. 

Upon motion of Mr. Bryan, S. B. 1630, a bill to be en- 
titled an act for the relief of certain teachers and the 
treasurer of Craven county, was placed upon its immediate 
passage. 

The bill passed its several readings and was ordered sent 
to the House of Representatives without engrossment. 

Upon motion of Mr. Glenn, the rules were suspended and 

S. B. 1635, a bill to be entitled an act to pay Eugene C. 
Beddingfield the salary for the time he served as Corpora- 
tion Commissioner, was placed upon its immediate passage. 

The bill passed its several readings and was ordered sent 
to the House of Representatives without engrossment. 

By consent, Mr. Osborne introduced S. R. 1636, joint 
resolution in regard to paying clerks and other employees 
mileage upon this sitting of the General Assembly. 

I^pon motion of Mr. Osborne, the rules were suspended 
and the resolution was placed upon its immediate passage. 

The resolution passed its several readings and was or- 
dered sent to the House of Representatives without en- 
grossment. 

By consent, Mr, Franks introduced S. B. 1637, a bill to 
be entitled an act to incorporate the Merchants and Planters 
Bank of Hendersonville, N. C. 

Ordered placed on the calendar. 



1900.] SENATE JOURNAL. 23 

By consent, Mr. Thomas was allowed to withdraw S. B. 
1621, a bill to be entitled an act to amend chapter 205, 
Laws of 1899. 

By consent, Mr. .Jerome was allowed to withdraw S. B. 
1617, a bill to be entitled an act to authorize the Seaboard 
Air Line Railway, successors to the Richmond, Petersburg 
& Carolina Railroad Company, to possess and exercise 
the powers conferred upon it by the State of Virginia, and 
to authorize leases, purchases, sales or consolidations be- 
tween it and other railroad or transportation companies. 

By consent, Mr. Mclntyre was allowed to withdraw S. B. 
1616, a bill to be entitled an act to amend chapter 211, 
Public Laws 1899. 

MESSAGE FROM THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. 

A message was received from the House of Representa- 
tives transmitting bills and resolutions, which were read 
and disposed of as follows : 

H. B. 2161, S. B. 1638, a bill to be entitled an act to 
direct the commissioners of Edgecombe county to draw a 
jury list. 

Upon motion of Mr. Speight, the rules were suspended 
and the bill was placed upon its immediate passage. 

The bill passed its several readings and was ordered 
enrolled. 

H. R. 2171, S. R. 1639, resolution directing printing of 
report of special investigating committee relative to State 
Prison and Agricultural Department. 

Upon motion of Mr. Daniels, the rules were suspended 
and the resolution was placed upon its immediate passage. 

The resolution passed its several readings and was or- 
dered enrolled. 



24 SENATE JOURNAL. [Session 

MESSAGE FROM THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. 

A message was received from the House of Representa- 
tives transmitting 

Report of tellers in the matter of the election of Director 
of the Deaf and Dumb Asylum at Morgantou, N. C, as 
follows : 

JOIN^ REPORT OF THE TELLERS ON THE PART OF THE SENATE 
AND HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES ON THE ELECTION OF A 
DIRECTOR FOR THE SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF AND DUMB. 

To the President of the Senate and Speal-er of the House of Rep- 
resentatives : 

The joint tellers on the part of the Senate and House of 
Representatives to ascertain the vote of the Senate and 
House of Rejiresentatives for a Director of the Deaf and 
Dumb Asylum at Morganton, N. C, in accordance with 
S. R. 1631, H. R. 2141, beg leave to report that Mr. A. C. 
Miller received the following votes: 

On the part of the Senate : 

Messrs. Black, Brown, Bryan, Butler, Cocke, Collie, Cooley, 
Daniels, Davis, Fields, Fuller, Glenn, Hairston, Hicks, Hill, 
James, Jerome, Jones of Johnston, Justice, Lambert, Lind- 
say, Lowe, Mason, Miller, Mclutyre, Osborne, Robinson, 
Satterfield, Skinner, Smith, Speight, Stanback, Thomas, 
Travis, Ward, Whitaker, Wilson— 38. 

On the part of the House: 

Mr. Speaker Connor, Messr^:*. Abbott, Alexander, Allen of 
Wayne, Austin, Barnhill, Burrow, Boggs, Boushall, Brown 
of Johnston, Bryan of (Iranville, Bunch, Carr, Carraway, 
Carroll, Clarksou, Cochran, Council, Craig, Currie of Moore, 
Curtis, Davis of Haywood, Davis of Hyde, Dees, Ellen, 
Fleming, Foushee, Gambill, Garrett, Gattis, Gilliam, Hen- 
derson, Hoey, Hoffman, Holland, Holman, James, John- 



1900.] SENATE JOURNAL. 25 

son of Johnston, Julian, Justice of McDowell, Kennett, 
Lane, Leak, Leatherwood, Leigh, Mcintosh, McLean of 
Harnett, McLean of Scotland, McNeill, Moore, Nichols, 
Nicholson of Beaufort, Noble, Oliver, Overman, Patterson, 
of Robeson, Powell, Ransom, Ray of Cumberland, Ray of 
Macon, Redding, Reinhardt, Robinson, Russell, Stevens, 
Sugg, Thompson of Davidson, Thompson of Onslow, 
Welch, White of Halifax, Whitfield, Williams of Dare, 
Williams of L-edell, Wilson, Winston. 

W. J. DAVIS, 
A. A. HICKS, 
CLYDE R. HOEY, 
J. F. REINHARDT, 
Joint tellers on the 2)art of the Senate 
and House of Representatives. 

L'j)on motion of Mr. Hicks, the rules were suspended 
and S. B. 1620, a bill to restore good government to Bruns- 
wick county, was placed upon its immediate passage. 

The bill passed its several readings and was ordered sent 
to the House of Representatives without engrossment. 

Upon motion of Mr. Collie, S. B. 1618, a bill to be enti- 
tled an act for the benefit of the public road fund of Louis- 
burg township, Franklin county, was placed upon its 
immediate passage. 

The bill passed its several readings and was ordered sent 
to the House of Representatives without engrossment. 

By consent, Mr. Bryan introduced S. R. 1633, resolution 
to pay the funeral expenses of Senator Jackson. 

LTpou motion of Mr. Bryan, the rules were suspended 
and the resolution was placed upon its immediate passage. 

The resolution passed its several readings and was or- 
dered sent to the House of Representatives without en- 
grossment. 



26 SENATE JOURNAL. [Session 

APPOINTMENT OF COMMITTEES. 

The President announced the appointment of the follow- 
ing committees : 

Committee to draft resolutions in regard to the death of 
Senator Jackson : Messrs. Daniels, Justice, Franks and 
Ham'is. 

Members on the part of the Senate of committee to ac- 
company the remains of Senator Jackson : Messrs. Bryan 
and Butler. 

REPORT OF INVESTIOATING COxMMITTEE. 

Mr. Brown presented the report of the special investigat- 
ing committee relative to the State Prison and the Agri- 
cultural Department. 

Upon motion of Mr. Travis, the reading of the report 
was deferred until the calendar is disposed of. 

MESSAGE FROM THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. 

A message was received from the House of Representa- 
tives transmitting bills and resolutions, which were read 
the first time and disposed of as follows: 

H. R. 2085, S. R. 1640, a resolution appointing a com- 
mittee to obtain certain information from the State Treas- 
urer. 

Upon motion of Mr. Brown, the rules were suspended 
and the resolution was placed upon its immediate passage. 

The resolution passed its several readings and was or- 
dered enrolled. 

H. B. 1157, S. B. 1641, a bill to be entitled an act to 
amend Private Laws 1895, chapter 70, to extend the time 
for organizing the N. C. Slate Company in Stanly county. 



190 0.] SENATE JOURNAL. 27 

Ordered placed on the calendar. 

By con.sent, Mr. Speight introduced S. B. 1642, a bill to 
be entitled an act to provide for the proper ventilation of 
the Senate Chamber and House of Representatives. 

Ordered placed on the calendar. 

Mr. Osborne introduced the following resolution: 

" Resolved by the Senate, That the Senate shall pass no 
further bills except those which have already passed the 
House of Representatives at this session, and those which 
are now on the calendar." 

The resolution was adopted. 

Upon motion of Mr. Brown, the Senate took a recess 
until 9 o'clock to-night. 



Evening Session. 

The Senate reconvened at 9 o'clock. 

Upon motion of Mr. Wilson, H. R. 2174, S. R. 1634, 
was placed upon its immediate passage. 

The resolution passed its several readings and was or- 
dered enrolled. 

ENKOLLED BILLS. 

Mr. Whitaker, from the Committee on Enrolled Bills, 
reports that the following bills and resolutions are cor- 
rectly enrolled, and they are now signed and ratified : 

S. R. 1631, H. R. 2121, joint resolution regarding the 
election of a Director for the North Carolina School for the 
Deaf and Dumb at Morganton, N. C, and other school 
directors. 

S. B. 1626, H. B. 2094, an act to amend chapter 325, 
Public Laws 1899. 



28 SENATE JOURNAL. [Session 

S. B. 1627, H. B. 2095, an act to submit the question of 
dispensary or no dispensary to the qualified voters of 
Swain county at the coming November election, and to 
prohibit the manufacture of spirituous liquors in said 
county. 

S. B. 1624, H. B. 2122, an act to establish a stock law 
in certain portions of Jackson's, Bailey's and Ferrell's 
townships in Nash county. 

B. B. 791, H. B. 1512, an act to abolish the office of 
county treasurer in Henderson county. 

S. B. 1625, H. B. 2093, an act to regulate the manufac- 
ture and sale of spirituous liquors in Macon county. 

S. B. 1073, H. B, 1073, an act to establish graded schools 
for the town of Lexington, North Carolina. 

S. R. 1633, H. R. 2175, a resolution to pay expenses of 
the funeral of Senator Jackson. 

S. R. 1632, H. R. 2144, a resolution to appoint a commit- 
tee to accompany the remains of Senator Jackson. 

S. R. 1640, H. R. 2085, a resolution appointing a com- 
mittee to obtain certain information from the State Treas- 
urer. 

S. B. 1638, H. B. 2161, an act to direct the commission- 
ers of Edgecombe county to draw a jury. 

H. B. 2178, S. B. 1636, joint resolution in regard to 
paying clerks and other employees mileage for attendance 
upon this sitting of the General Assembly. 

H. R. 2177, S. R. 1639, resolution directing printing of 
report of special investigating committee relative to State 
Prison and Agricultural Department. 

H. B. 2092, S. B. 1605, a bill to be entitled an act to 
amend the Western Criminal District Court. 

H. B. 2180, S. B. 1630, a bill to be entitled an act for 
the relief of certain teachers and the treasurer of Craven 
county. 



1900.] SENATE JOURNAL. 29 

H. B. 2179, S. B. 1635, a bill to be entitled an act to pay 
Eugene C. Beddingfield the salary for the time he served 
as Corporation Commissioner. 

RESOLUTION IN REGARD TO THE DEATH OF SENATOR 
JACKSON, 

Mr. Daniels, for the committee appointed to draft reso- 
tions on the death of Senator Jackson, made the following 
report : 

"Resolved by the Senate, That the Senate has learned 
with deep regret of the death of John Quiucy Jackson, 
late a member of this body, who suddenly departed this 
life, full of years and of honors, in the city of Raleigh on 
the morning of June 14th. 

"Resolved further, That in the death of Senator Jackson 
the Senate has lost a valued member and the State one of 
its best citizens, whose useful, conservative and exemplary 
life, sound common sense and spotless integrity had gained 
and retained the confidence and respect of all who knew 
him. 

"Resolved further, That the profound sympath}' of the 
Senate be extended to his family, that these resolutions be 
spread upon the Journal, and that a copy be sent to the 
widow of our lamented associate, whose death is a personal 
bereavement to each member of the Senate. 

DANIELS, 
JUSTICE, 
HARRIS, 
FRANKS, 
Committee." 

Messrs. Daniels, Franks, Glenn, Justice, Travis, Brown, 
and the President of the Senate paid trit)ute to the deceased 



30 SENATE JOURNAL. [Session 

member, speaking earnestly in commendation of his spot- 
less character, and in appreciation of his virtues and abili- 
ty-.— of his fidelity to his friends, to his profession, and to 
his State. 

The resolutions were unanimously adopted by a rising 
vote. 

MESSAGE FROM THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. 

A message was received from the House of Representa- 
tives transmitting bills and resolutions, which were read 
the first time and disposed of as follows: 

H. B. 2183, S. B. 1643, a bill to be entitled an act in 
regard to printing Senate and House Journals and Public 
and Private Laws. 

Upon motion of Mr. Justice, the bill was placed upon its 
immediate passage. 

The bill passed its several readings and was ordered 
enrolled. 

H. B. 2184, S. B. 1(344, a bill to be entitled an act sup- 
plemental to and amendatory of an act entitled an act to 
provide for the assessment of property and the collection 
of taxes, it being chapter 15, Public Laws 1899. 

Upon motion of Mr. Daniels, the bill was placed upon 
its immediate passage. 

The bill passed its several readings and was ordered 
enrolled. 

H. B. 2104, S. B. 1645, a bill to be entitled an act to 
amend chapter 18, section 1, of the Public Laws of 1899, 
relating to the oyster industry of North Carolina. 

Upon motion of Mr. Ward, the bill was placed upon its 
immediate passage. 

The bill passed its several readings and was ordered en- 
rolled. 

Upon motion of Mr. Travis, H. R. 2128, S. R. 1646, 



1900.J SENATE JOURNAL. 31 

resolution in favor of pages of the Senate and House, was 
placed upon its immediate passage. 

The resolution passed its several readings and was* or- 
dered enrolled. 

Upon motion of Mr. Daniels, H. B. 2118, S. B. 1647, a 
bill to be entitled an act to allow the commissioners of 
Onslow county to use a surplus special tax fund, was placed 
upon its immediate passage. 

The bill passed its several readings and was ordered 
enrolled. 

H. B. 2098, S. B. 1648, a bill to be entitled an act to pay 
certain claims to persons for services rendered the State in 
the interest of the fish industry of North Carolina. 

The bill passed its several readings and was ordered en- 
rolled. 

H. B. 2110, S. B. 1649, a bill to be entitled an act to 
amend chapter 228, Private Laws of 1899. 

Ordered placed on the calendar. 

H. B. 2097, S. B. 1650, a bill to be entitled an act to 
increase the number of commis.sioners of Beaufort county. 

Mr. Ward moved that the rules be suspended and the 
bill be placed upon its immediate passage. 

Mr. Brown moved to table the bill. 

The motion to table was adopted. 

H. B. 2105, S. B. 1651, a bill to be entitled an act to 
amend chapter 13 of the Public Laws of 1897, entitled an 
act to protect and jjromote the oyster industry of North 
Carolina, ratified the 23d day of February, 1897. 

Ordered placed on the calendar. 

H. B. 2101, S. B. 1652, a bill to be entitled an act to 
repeal chapter 238, Laws of 1899, 

Ordered placed on the calendar. 

By consent, Mr. Bryan withdrew S. B. 1610, a bill to be 
entitled an act to authorize the commissioners of Craven 
county to levy a special tax, and 



32 SENATE JOURNAL. [Session 

S. B. 1611, a bill to be entitled an act to incorporate the 
Farmers Bank of La Grange. 

ENROLLED BILLS. 

Mr. Wliitaker, from the Committee on Enrolled Bills, 
reports that the following bills and resolutions are correctly 
enrolled, and they are now signed and ratified : 

S-. B. 1644, H. B. 2184, an act to be entitled an act sup- 
plemental to and amendatory of an act entitled an act to 
provide for the assessment of property and the collection 
of taxes, it being chapter 15 of the Public Laws of 1899. 

S. B. 1643, H. B. 2183, an act in regard to printing Sen- 
ate and House Journals and Public and Private Laws. 

S. B. 1648, H. B. 2098, an act to pay certain claims to 
persons for services rendered the State in the interest of 
the shell-fish industry of North Carolina. 

S. B. 1645, LI. B. 2104, an act to amend chapter 18 of 
the Public Laws of 1899, relating to the oyster industry of 
North Carolina. 

S. B. 1609, H. B. 2176, an act to regulate the issuing of 
liquor licenses in Northampton county. 

S. R. 1646, H. R. 2128, a resolution to pa}' pages. 

S. B. 1647, H. B. 2118, an act to enable the commis- 
sioners of Onslow county to use a surplus special tax fund 
for county purposes. 

S. R. 1634, H. R. 2174, a joint resolution to adjourn. 

Upon motion of Mr. Travis, the Senate adjourned in 
accordance with the following resolution of adjournment: 

'^Resolved by the House of Rejwesentatives, the Senate con- 
curring, That the General Assembly adjourn on Thurs- 
day, June 14, 1900, at 10 o'clock p. m., to meet again in 
the city of Raleigh on Tuesday, the 24th day of July, 1900, 
at 12 o'clock M. * 



1900.] SENATE JOURNAL. 33 

" That the Secretary of State deliver to the public printer 

immediately upon this adjournment the Journals of the 

House and Senate and all resolutions, private aud public, 

and public laws passed at this session, and that the same 

be published and distributed as upon an adjournment 

sine die.^' 

C. A. REYNOLDS, 

C. C. DANIELS, President of the Senate. 

Clerk of the Senate. 



FIFTY-NINTH DAY. 

Senate Chamber, July 24, 1900. 

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment at 12 o'clock 
M,, this July 24, 1900, Mr. Smith, President jwo tempore, 
presiding. 

Prayer by Senator Jones of Johnston. 

Upon motion of Mr. Travis, the reading of the Journal 
was dispensed with. 

Mr. Travis introduced the following S. R. 1635, as follows: 

RESOLUTION IN REGARD TO THE ADJOURNMENT OP THE 
GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 

"Resolved by the Senate, the House of B.epresentatives con- 
curring, That the General Assembly do now adjourn this 
the 24th day of July, 1900, to meet again in the city of 
Raleigh on Monday, the 30th day of July, 1900, at 12 
o'clock M." 

Upon motion of Mr. Travis, the rules were suspended 

and the resolution was put upon its immediate passage. 

The resolution passed its several readings and was ordered 

sent to the House of Representatives without engrossment. 
3 



34 SENATE JOURNAL. [Session 

EErORT OF COMMITTEE. 

Mr. Daniels, from the Committee on Enrolled Bills, re- 
ported S. R. 1635, H. R. 2185, resolution in regard to the 
adjournment of the General Assembly, as properly enrolled 
and the same was signed and ratified. 

The President p'o tempore declared the Senate adjourned 
at 1 o'clock p. M., to meet July 30, 1900, at 12 o'clock m. 

R. L. SMITH, 

President pro tempore of the Senate. 
C. C. DANIELS, 

Clerk. 



SIXTIETH DAY. 

Senate Chamber, July 30, 1900. 

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment at 12 o'clock 
M., on this July 30, 1900. 

Lieutenant-Governor Reynolds, President of the Senate, 
and Mr. Smith, President pro tempore of the Senate, both 
being absent, the Senate was called to order by C. C. Dan- 
iels, Chief Clerk. 

Mr. Cheek moved that Mr. Whitaker be elected President 
pro tempore of the Senate. 

The motion was unanimously adopted and Mr. AVhitaker 
took the chair. 

A message from the House of Representatives was re- 
ceived transmitting H. R. 2186, S. R. 1636, a joint resolu- 
tion in regard to adjournment. 

The resolution was read the first time, and on motion of 
Mr. Jones of Johnston, the rules were suspended and the 
resolution put upon its immediate passage. 

The resolution passed its several readings and was ordered 
enrolled. 



1900.] SENATE JOURNAL. 35 

The Committee on Enrolled Bills reported as properly 
enrolled : 

H. R. 2186, S. R. 1636, a joint resolution in regard to 
adjournment: 

"Resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concur- 
ring, That this General Assembly adjourn until Tuesday, 
July 31st, at 4 o'clock p. m., 1900." 

The same was signed and ratified. 

At 1:30 p. M. the President p-o tempore of the Senate de- 
clared, in accordance with said joint resolution, that the 
Senate stands adjourned until Tuesdajs July 31st, at 4 
o'clock p. M., 1900. 

F. A. WHITAKER, 
President pro tempore of the Senate. 
C. C. DANIELS, 

Clerk. 



SIXTY-FIRST DAY. 

Senate C:pamber, July 31, 1900. 

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment at 4 o'clock 
p. M., this July 31, 1900. 

Lieutenant-Governor Reynolds, President of the Senate, 
being absent, the Senate was called to order by Senator 
Whitaker, President pro tempore. 

In the absence of Chief Clerk Daniels, the chair ap- 
pointed Fred. L. Merritt to act as Principal Clerk. 

President Whitaker then declared the Senate adjourned 
sine die. 

F. A. WHITAKER, 

President pro tempore of the Senate. 
FRED. L. MERRITT, 

Clerk. 



JOURNAL 



HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES 



GENERAL ASSEMBLY 



STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA. 



ADJOURNED SESSION 1899-1900. 



RALEIGH: 
E. M. UzzELL, State Printer and Binder. 

1900. 



OFFICERS AND MEMBERS 



HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, 



ADJOURNED SESSION 1899-1900. 



OFFICERS. 



H. G. CONNOR, Speaker, Wilson, N. C. 

BREVARD NIXON, Principal Clerk, Charlotte, N. C. 

W. W. WILLSON, Reading Clerk, Raleigh, N. C. 

FRANK D. HACKETT, Assistant Clerk, Wilkesboro, N. C. 

H. C. COWAN, Assistant Clerk, Sylva, N. C. 

C. W. LANEY, Assistant Clerk, Monroe, N. C. 

T. W. ALEXANDER, Assistant Clerk, Charlotte, N. C. 

J. S. ELMORE, Engrossing Clerk, Bryson City, N. C. 

W. R. STALLCUP, Doorkeeper, Franklin, N. C. 

T. J. WOOD, Assistant Doorkeeper, Trinity College, N. C. 

EDMUND B. NORVELL, Enrolling Clerk, Murphy, N. C. 



REPRESENTATIVES. 



name. 


post-office. 


county. 


Connor, H. G., d., Speaker 

Abbott, J. K., d 

Alexander, J. F., d 

Allen, D. C, d 

Allen W R d 


Wilson 




South Mills 

Forest City 

Armour 

Goldsboro 

Burnsville 

Grindool 

Asheboro -, 

Poplar Branch 

Claremont 

Raleigh 

Earpsboro 

Albemarle 

Tar River 

Marshall 

Oak Ridge 

Kenansville 


Camden. 

Rutherford. 

Columbus. 

Wayne. 

Yancey. 

Pitt. 

Randolph. 

Currituck. 

Catawba. 

Wake. 

Johnston. 

Stanly. 

Granville. 

Madison. 

Guilford. 

Duplin. 


Austin, W. M., d 

Barnhill, T. H., d 

Burrow, J. M., r 

Beasley, S. M., d 

BoGGS, A. C, d 

BOUSIIALL, J. D., d 

Brown, J. F., d 

Brown, J. M., d 

Bryan, C. W., d 

Bryan, A. B., r 

Bunch, J. C, d 

Carr, J. A., d 



HOUSE JOURNAL. 

Representatives — Continued. 



[Session 



POST-OFFICE. 



Carraway, W. W., d Kinston 

Carroll, W. H., d Burlington - 

Carter, J. K. P., r White Road 

Clakkson, Heriot, d ' Charlotte 

CoATES, W. C, r |Seaboard — 

Cochran, W. A., d jTroy 

CouNcy>, W. B., d. IBoone 



Craig, Locke, d 
Crumpler, R. M., p- 

CuRRiE, G. H., d 

Currie, John L., d-- 

CURTIS, J. C, cZ 

Davis, P. A., d------ 

Davis, J. L., d 

Davis, C. W., d 

Dees, Georg e, d 

Eaton, J. Y., r 

Ellen, C. F., d 

Fleming, G. M., d -- 
Foushee, H. a., d -- 
Gamp.ill, J. M.,d — 
Garrett, J. R., d--- 

Gattis, S. M., d 

Giles, J. A., r 

Gilliam, H. A., d--- 
Hampton, W. W., r 
Harrison, H. S., d-- 

*HARr, S. L., d 

Hartsell, L. S., d -- 
Hauser, L. H. J., d- 
Henderson, J. E., d 
Hendren, E. B., r -- 

HoEV, C.'R.,d 

Hoffman, J. H., d-- 
Holland, W. H., d- 

HOLMAN, J. B., d 

James, Gibson, d 

Johnson, C. H., p __ 
Johnson, D. G., d--- 

JULIAN, D. R., d 

Justice, E. J., d 

Justus, M. L., ?- 

Kennett, J. C, d 1 Pleasant Gardens 

Lane, J. H., d Leaksville 

Leak, J. A., d, Wadesboro 

Leatherwood, R. L., d Bryson City 



Asheville 

Ora 

Clarkton 

Carthage 

Luther 

Laurel 

Iron Duff 

Enaelbard 

Grantsboro 

Henderson 

Rocky Mount 

Hayesville 

Durham 

Sparta 

Lenox Castle 

Hillsboro 

Pittsboro 

Tarboro — 

Dobson 

Medoc 

Heartsease 

Concord 

Cherrvville 

Mint Hill 

Brushy Mountain 

Shelby 

Morganton 

Varina 

Cold Springs 

Maple Hill 

Ingold 

Benson 

Salisbury 

Marion 

Blue Ridge 



Leigh, J. B., d Elizabeth City 

LowERV, W. A., r Kernersville -- 

Lyon, A. A., d Lyons 

McIntosh, a. C, d Taylorsville -- 

Maitland, William, d jColumbi-i 

Mauney, M. L., d 'Murphy 



- Lenoir. 
Alamance. 

-Forsyth. 

-! Mecklenburg. 

- Northampton. 

- Montgomery. 

- VVatauga. 
-Buncombe. 
-Sampson. 
-Bladen. 

-I Moore. 
-Buncombe. 
-Franklin. 
-Haywood. 
JHyde. 

- Pamlico. 
. Vance. 

Nash. 

- Clay. 
-Durham. 

-! Alleghany. 
-Rockingham. 

- Orange. 
-'Chatliam. 
-Edgecombe. 

- vSurrv. 
-JHalifax. . 
-Edgecombe. 
-Cabarrus. 

- Gaston. 
.Mecklenburg. 
-[Wilkes. 

- Cleveland. 
Burke. 

- Wake. 

. Iredell. 

- Pender. 
Sampson. 

. Johnston. 
Rowan. 
McDowell. 
Henderson. 

- Guilford. 

- Rockingham. 
. Anson. 

- Swain. 

- Pasquotank, 
-i Forsyth. 
-|Granville. 

j Alexander. 
I Tyrrell. 
ICherokee. 



1900.] HOUSE JOURNAL. 

Representatives — Continued. 



McFarland, J. W., r . 
McLean, D. H., (^ -_-. 
McLean, Hector, (?-_. 
McNeill, D. B., d - -. 

Moore, W. E., d 

Nichols, W. J., d 

Nicholson, B. B., d — 
Nicholson, F. H., r.-- 

NoBLE, G. C4., d 

Oliver, J. S., d- 

Overman, L. S., d 

Patterson, S. L., d --- 
Patterson, G. B., d — 

Petree, R. C, r 

Powell, G. T., d 

Pritchard, J. R., r --- 

Ranson, R. M., d 

Ray, D. J., d 

Ray, J. F., d 

Redding, T. J., d 

Reeves, B. E., d 

Reinhardt, J. F., d-.-- 
RoBiNsoN, H. McD., d- 
Rountree, George, d-- 

RUSSELL, J. B., d 

Smith, I. H., r 

Snipes, J. F.,r 

Stevens, R. L., d 

Stctbbs, H. W., d 

Sugg, J. E. W., d 

Tarkenton, T, L., p -- 

Tharp, W. a., r 

Thompson, C. M., d—- 
Thompson, Frank, d -- 
*Trotman, J. M., d --- 

*Wall, H. C, d 

Welch, W. D., d 

White, G. L., r 

White, W. P., d 

Whitfield, C A., d -- 

AViLLARD, M. L., d 

Williams, C. T., d 

Williams, O. P., r 

Williams, T. J., d 

Williams, H. T., r 

Wilson, G. W., d 

Winston, F. D., d 

Wood, J. M., d 

Wrenn, S. L., r 

Wright, J. H., r 

Yarborough, C. J., r - 



post-office. 



Poor's Ford 

Dunn 

Lanrinburg 

Supply 

Webster 

Greenville 

Washington 

Belvidere 

Tuckahoe 

Affinity 

Salisbury 

Yadkin Valley -- 

Maxton 

Germanton 

Raleigh 

Elk Park 

Huntersville 

Endon 

Franklin 

Carraway 

Lunar 

Reinhardt 

Fayetteville -- -- 

Wilmington 

Springle 

Xewbern 

Menola 

Monroe 

Williamston 

Snow Hill 

Mackey's Ferry - 

Byrd 

Lexington 

Jacksonville — 

Trotville 

Rockingham — 

Gliden 

Cannon 

Hobgood 

Yancey 

Wilmington 

Avon 

Yellow Creek — 

Mooresville 

East Bend 

Davidson River- 
Windsor 

Goldsboro 

Siler City 

Church Hill— - 
Locust Hill 



. Polk. 
. Harnett. 
. Scotland. 
- Brunswick. 
. Jackson. 

iPitt. 

Beaufort. 

'Perquimans. 

Jones. 

I Robeson. 

Rowan. 

j Caldwell. 

Robeson. 

j Stokes. 

Wake. 

Mitchell. 

Mecklenburg. 

Cumberland. 

; Macon. 

[Randolph. 

Ashe. 

'Lincoln. 

jCumberland. 

[New Hanover. 

Carteret. 

Craven. 

Hertford. 

Union. 

Martin. 

Greene. 

Washington. 

Wilson. 

Davidson. 

Onslow. 

Gates. 

Richmond. 

Chowan. 

Davie. 

Halifax. 

Person. 

I New Hanover. 

Dare. 

Graham. 

Iredell. 

Yadkin. 

Transylvania. 

Bertie. 

Wayne. 

Chatham, 
j Warren. 

Caswell. 



♦Deceased. 



HOUSE JOURNAL, 

ADJOURNED SESSION 1 899— 1 900. 



FIFTY-SIXTH DAY. 

House of Representatives, 

June 12th, 1900. 

The House meets pursuant to adjournment at 12 
o'clock M. 

Prayer by Rev. Dr. Daniel. 

The reading of the Journal of Wednesday, March 8th, 
1899, was dispensed with and the same approved. 

Upon the call of the House by the Clerk the following 
members answer to their names: 

Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Abbott, Alexander, Allen of Co- 
lumbus, Allen of Wayne, Austin, Barnhill, Burrow, Beas- 
ley, Boushall, Brown of Johnston, Brown of Stanly, Bryan 
of Granville, Bunch, Carr, Carraway, Carroll, Clarkson, 
Cochran, Craig, Currie of Bladen, Currie of Moore, Curtis, 
Davis of Franklin, Davis of Haywood, Davis of Hyde, 
Dees, Eaton, Ellen, Fleming, Foushee, Gambill, Garrett, 
Gattis, Giles, Gilliam, Harrison, Hartsell, Hoey, Hoffman, 
Holland, Holman, James, Johnson of Sampson, Johnson 
of Johnston, Julian, Justice of McDowell, Kennett, Lane, 
Leak, Leatherwood, Leigh, Lyon, Mcintosh, Maitland, 
Mauney, McLean of Harnett, McLean of Scotland, Mc- 
Neill, Moore, Nichols, Nicholson of Beaufort, Noble, Oli- 
ver, Overman, Patterson of Robeson, Powell, Ranson, Ray 
of Cumberland, Ray of Macon, Redding, Reinhardt, Rob- 
inson, Rountree, Russell, Smith, Stevens, Stubbs, Sugg, 
Thompson of Davidson, Thompson of Onslow, Welch, 



8 HOUSE JOURNAL. [Session 

White of Halifax, Wliitfield, Willard, Williams of Dare, 
AVilliams of Iredell, Wilson, Winston, Wood, Wright — 99. 

PETITIONS AND MEMORIALS. 

Petitions and memorials are presented, read b}" their 
titles and disposed of as follows : 

By Mr. Speaker, a petition of the citizens of Davie coun- 
ty 4o prohibit the sale "of liquor in the vicinity of Salem 
Church. 

.Also, a petition from the citizens of Nash county in regard 
to the stock law as established at the last session of the 
Legislature. 

Referred to the Committee on Propositions and Griev- 
ances. 

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS. 

Bills and resolutions are introduecd, read the first time 
and disposed of as follows : 

By Mr. Winston, H. R. 2079, resolution to get certain 
information from the State Treasurer. 

Passes its first reading and is referred to the Committee 
on Rules. 

By Mr. Robinson of Cumberland, H. R. 2081, resolution 
for the appointment of a committee to draft resolutions in 
regard to the death of certain members of the Legislature. 

On motion of Mr. Gilliam, the resolution is amended by 
striking out the words "and that a committee, composed 
of the Chairmen of the Committees on Education, Appro- 
priations and Military Affairs " be appointed, and the fol- 
lowing be inserted in lieu thereof, "and a suitable com- 
mittee be appointed by the Speaker." 

The resolution as amended was adopted. 

Pursuant to said resolution, the Speaker appoints the 
following committee : Messrs. Craig, Abbott and Brown of 
Johnston. 



1900.] HOUSE JOURNAL. 9 

By Mr. Craig, H. R. 2082, resolution indorsing the pro- 
posed Appalachian National Park. 

Passes its first i^eading and is referred to the Committee 
on Rules. 

MESSAGES FROM THE SENATE. 

A message is received from the Senate transmitting the 
following bills, which are read the first time and disposed 
of as follow's : 

S. B. 439, H. B. 2080, an act to be entitled an act to 
repeal chapter 125 of the Private Laws of 189-5. 

Passes its first reading and is referred to the Committee 
on Rules. 

On motion of Mr. Winston, the House adjourns until 
4 o'clock p. M. in honor of Messrs. J. M. Trotman, H. C. 
Wall and S. L. Hart, who died during the recess of this 
General Assembly. 

AFTERNOON SESSION. 

The House meets at 4 o'clock p. m,, pursuant to adjourn- 
ment, and is called to order by Mr. Speaker Connor. 

REPORTS OF committees. 

Bills and resolutions are reported from Standing Com- 
mittees, read by their title, together with the reports accom- 
panying them, and take their place on the calendar as 
follows : 

By Mr. Moore, from the Committee on Rules, S. B. 791, 
H. B. 1512, a bill to be entitled an act to abolish the office 
of county treasurer of Henderson county, to take effect in 
1900, with a favorable report. 

By Mr. Craig, from the same committee, H. R. 2082, reso- 
lution indorsing the proposed Appalachian National Park. 



10 HOUSE JOURNAL. [Session 

Also, H. R. 2079, resolution to get certain information 
from the State Treasurer. 

Also, S. B. 439, H. B. 2080, an act to be entitled an act 
to repeal chapter 125 of the Private Laws of 1895, with 
favorable reports. 

By unanimous consent, Mr. Winston introduces H. B. 
2083,. a bill to be entitled an act to amend chapter 507 of 

9 

the Public Laws of 1899, entitled an act to regulate elec- 
tions. 

Which passes its first reading and takes its place on the 
calendar. 

On motion of Mr. Winston, the rules are suspended and 
the bill passes its second reading and takes its place on the 
calendar. 

Mr. Winston moves that the rules be suspended and the 
bill be put upon its third reading. 

By unanimous consent, Mr. Winston withdraws his mo- 
tion and the bill is made the special order for to-morrow 
morning at 10 o'clock. 

Mr. Craig moves that the rules be suspended and the 
House proceed with the calendar. 

Motion lost. 

On motion of Mr. Davis of Haywood, the House ad- 
journs until to-morrow morning at ten o'clock. 



FIFTY-SEVENTH DAY. 

House of Representatives, 

June 13, 1900. 

The House meets pursuant to adjournment at 10 o'clock 
A. M. and is called to order by Mr. Speaker Connor, 
Prayer by Rev. Mr. Hubbard. 



1900.] HOUSE JOURNAL. 11 

The Journal of yesterday is read, corrected and approved. 

Mr. Curtis is appoiuted on the committee to select a site 
for the Vance IMonument, in place of Mr. S. L. Hart, de- 
ceased. 

On motion of Mr. Winston, the rules are suspended and 
the special order, it being H. B. 2083, a bill to be entitled 
an act to amend chapter 507 of the Public Laws of 1899, 
entitled an act to regulate elections, is taken up. 

Mr. Winston sends forward an amendment. 

Mr. Johnson of Sampson sends forward an amendment. 

Mr. Winston calls for the previous question. 

Call sustained. 

Mr. Johnson of Sampson calls for the ayes and noes on 
the amendment proposed by him. 

Call not sustained. 

The c|uestion is called on the amendment offered by Mr. 
Johnson of Sampson. 

Amendment lost. 

Mr. Giles sends forward an amendment. 

Mr. Winston calls for the previous question on the origi- 
nal bill and all the amendments offered. 

Mr. Giles calls for the ayes and noes on his amendment. 

Call not sustained and the amendment lost. 

The amendment offered by Mr. Winston is adopted. 

The bill as amended passes its third reading and is or- 
dered sent to the Senate without engrossment. 

Mr. Smith rises to a question of personal privilege in rela- 
tion to an article in the Caucasian and other papers reflect- 
ing on him and his race. 

On motion of Mr. Willard, the House adjourns until 
4:30 o'clock p. m. 

Afternoon Session. 

The House meets pursuant to adjournment at 4:30 
o'clock p. M. and is called to order by Mr. Speaker Connor. 



12 HOUSE JOURNAL. [Sessiou 

Upon a call of the roll by the Clerk, the followiug mem- 
bers answer present : 

Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Abbott, Alexander, Allen of Co- 
lumbus, Allen of Wayne, Austin, Barnhill, Burrow, Beas- 
ley, Boggs, Boushall, Brown of Johnston, Brown of Stanly, 
Bryan of Granville, Bunch, Carr, Carraway, Carroll, Clark- 
sou, Cochran, Council, Craig, Crurapler, Currie of Bladen, 
Currie of Moore, Curtis, Davis of Franklin, Davis of Hay- 
w^obd, Davis of Hyde, Dees, Eaton, Ellen, Fleming, Foushee, 
Gambill, Garrett, Gattis, Giles, Gilliam, Harrison, Hartsell, 
Henderson, Hoey, Hoffman, Holland, Holmau, James, 
Johnson of Sampson, Johnson of Johnston, Julian, Justice 
of McDowell, Kennett, Lane, Leak, Leatherwood, Leigh, 
Lyon, McLitosh, Maitland, Mauue}^, McLean of Harnett, 
McLean of Scotland, McNeill, Moore, Nichols, Nicholson 
of Beaufort, Noble, Oliver, Overman, Patterson of Robeson, 
Powell, Ranson, Ray of Cumberland, Ray of Macon, Red- 
ding, Reeves, Reinhardt, Robinson, Rountree, Russell, 
Smith, Stevens, Stubbs, Sugg, Thompson of Davidson, 
Thompson of Onslow, White of Halifax, Whitfield, Willard, 
Williams of Dare, Williams of L^edell, Wilson, Winston, 
Wood, Wrenn, Wright, Yarborough — 97. 

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS; 

Bills and resolutions are introduced, read the first time 
and disposed of as follows : 

By Mr. Giles, by request, H, B. 2084, a bill to regulate 
labor in the State. 

Placed on the calendar. 

By Mr. Winston, H. R. 2085, resolution appointing a 
committee to obtain certain information from the State 
Treasurer. 

Placed on the calendar. 

By Mr. Moore, H. B. 2086, an act supplemental to an act 



1900.] HOUSE JOURNAL. 13 

entitled an act to amend the Constitution of North Caro- 
lina, ratified February 21, 1899, the same being chapter two 
hundred and eighteen of the Public Laws of 1899. 

Placed on the calendar. 

On motion of Mr. Moore, the rules are suspended and 
the bill passes its second reading by the following vote : 

Those voting in the affirmative are: 

Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Abbott, Alexander, Allen of Co- 
lumbus, Allen of AV-'ayne, Austin, Barnhill, Beasley, Boggs, 
Boushall, Brown of Johnston, Brown of Stanly, Bryan of 
Granville, Bunch, Carr, Carraway, Carroll, Clarkson, 
Cochran, Council, Craig, Currie of Bladen, Currie of Moore, 
Curtis, Davis of Franklin, Davis of Haywood, Davis of 
Hyde, Dees, Ellen, Fleming, Foushee, Gambill, Garrett, 
Gattis, Gilliam, Harrison, Hartsell, Henderson, Hoey, 
Hoffman, Holland, Holman, James, Johnson of Johnston, 
Julian, Justice of McDowell, Kennett, Lane, Leak, Leath- 
erwood, Leigh, Lyon, Mcintosh, Maitland, Mauney, Mc- 
Lean of Harnett, McLean of Scotland, Moore, Nichols, 
Nicholson of Beaufort, Noble, Oliver, Overman, Patterson 
of Robeson, Powell, Ranson, Ray of Cumberland, Ray of 
Macon, Redding, Reeves, Robinson, Rountree, Russell, 
Stevens, Stubbs, Sugg, Thompson of Davidson, Thompson 
of Onslow, Welch, White of Halifax, Whitfield, Willard, 
Williams of Dare, Williams of Iredell, Wilson, Winston, 
Wood— 87. 

Those voting in the negative are : 

Messrs. Burrow, Eaton, Giles, McNeill, Reinhardt, Smith, 
Wrenn, Wright, Yarborough — 9. 

On motion of Mr. Stevens, Mr. Johnson of Sampson is 
excused from voting. 

On motion of Mr. Moore, the rules are suspended and his 
call for the previous question is sustained. 

The bill passes its third reading by the following vote, 
and is ordered sent to the Senate without engrossment: 



14 HOUSE JOURNAL. [Session 

Those voting in the affirmative are: 

Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Abbott, Alexander, Allen of Co- 
lumbus, Allen of Wayne, Austin, Baruhill, Beasley, Boggs, 
Boushall, Brown of Johnston, Brown of Stanly, Bryan of 
Granville, Bunch, Carr, Carraway, Carroll, Clarkson, 
Cochran, Council, Craig, Currie of Bladen, Currie of Moore, 
Curtis, Davis of Franklin, Davis of Haywood, Davis of 
Hyde, Dees, Ellen, Fleming, Foushee, Gambill, Garrett, 
Gattis, Gilliam, Harrison, Hartsell, Henderson, Hoey, 
Hoffman, Holland, Holman, James, Johnson of Johnston, 
Julian, Justice of McDowell, Kennett, Lane, Leak, Leath- 
erwood, Leigh, Lyon, Mcintosh, Maitland, Mauney, Mc- 
Lean of Harnett, McLean of Scotland, Moore, Nicholls, 
Nicholson of Beaufort, Noble, Oliver, Overman, Patterson 
of Robeson, Powell, Ranson, Ra}' of Cumberland, Ray of 
Macon, Redding, Reeves, Robinson, Rountree, Russell, 
Stevens, Stubbs, Sugg, Thompson of Davidson, Thompson 
of Onslow, Welch, White of Halifax, Whitfield, Willard, 
Williams of Dare, Williams of Iredell, Wilson, Winston, 
Wood— 87. 

Those voting in the negative are: 

Messrs. Burrow, Eaton, Giles, McNeill, Reinhardt, Smith, 
Wreun, Wright, Yarborough — 9. 

By Mr. Gattis, H. B. 2087, a bill to be entitled an act to 
incorporate the Clarence Barker Memorial Hospital and 
Dispensary. 

Passes its first reading and is placed on the calendar. 

On motion of Mr. Gattis, the rules are suspended and the 
bill passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent 
to the Senate without engrossment. 

By Mr. Rountree, H. R. 2088, resolution to furnish cer- 
tain Supreme Court Reports to the State University. 

Placed on the calendar. 

On motion of Mr. Rountree, the rules are suspended and 



1900.] HOUSE JOURNAL. 15 

the resolution passes its second and third readings and is 
ordered sent to the Senate without engrossment. 

By Mr. Hoey, H. R. 2089, resolution to elect Mr. A. C. 
Miller a Director of the North Carolina School for the Deaf 
and Dumb of Morganton, N. C. 

Placed on the calendar. 

By Mr. Davis of Hyde, a petition to amend the Oyster 
Law. 

Referred to the Committee on Fish and Oysters. 

By Mr. Ray, H. B. 2090, a bill for dangerous insane. 

Placed on the calendar. 

By Mr. Allen of Wayne, H. R. 2091, resolution to print 
copies of Election Law and Constitutional Amendment. 

On motion of Mr. Allen of Wayne, the rules are sus- 
pended and the resolution passes its several readings and is 
ordered sent to the Senate without engrossment. 

By Mr. Boushall, S. B. 1383, H. B. 1945, a bill to be en- 
titled an act to make appropriations for the dangerous 
insane. 

On motion of Mr. Julian, the consideration of the bill 
is indefinitely postponed. 

By Mr. Justice, H. B. 2092, a bill to be entitled an act 
to amend the Western District Criminal Courts. 

Placed on the calendar. 

Mr. Holman moves to lay on the table. 

Motion lost. 

On motion of Mr. Justice, the rules are suspended. 

Mr. Davis of Haywood offers an amendment, which is 
accepted by Mr. Justice. 

The bill, as amended, passes its second and third read- 
ings and is ordered sent to the Senate without engrossment. 

Mr. Foushee moves to adjourn until ten o'clock to-morrow. 

Motion lost. 

By Mr. Ray of Macon, H. B. 2093, a bill to be entitled 



16 HOUSE JOURNAL. [Session 

an act to regulate the manufacture and sale of spirituous 
liquors in Macon county. 

Placed on the calendar. 

Also, H. B. 2094, a bill to be entitled act to amend chap- 
ter 325, Public Laws of 1899. 

Placed on the calendar. 

Also, H. B. 2095, a bill to be entitled an act to submit 
the question of dispensar}'- or no dispensary to the quali- 
fied fbters of Swain county at the coming November elec- 
tion, and to prohibit the manufacture of spirituous liquors 
in said county. 

Placed on the calendar. 

By Mr. Redding, H. B. 2096, an act to incorporate the 
Bank of Montgomery county. 

Placed on the calendar. 

By Mr. Nicholson of Beaufort, H. B. 2097, a bill to be 
entitled an act to increase the number of commissioners of 
Beaufort county. 

Placed on the calendar. 

On motion of Mr. Ray of Macon, the rules were sus- 
pended and H. B. 2093, a bill to be entitled an act to 
regulate the manufacture and sale of spirituous licjuors in 
Macon county, passes its second and third readings and is 
ordered sent to the Senate without engrossment. 

Also, H. B. 2094, a bill to be entitled an act to amend 
chapter 325, Public Laws of 1899, passes its second and 
third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate without 
engrossment. 

Also, H. B. 2095, a bill to be entitled an act to submit 
the question of dispensary or no dispensary to the quali- 
fied voters of Swain county at the coming November elec- 
tion, and to prohibit the manufacture of spirituous liquors 
in said count}'', passes its second and third readings and is 
ordered sent to the Senate without engrossment. 



1900.] HOUSE JOURNAL. 17 

By Mr. Reinhardt, a petition to change the prohibitory 
act of 1897, relative to Friendship Baptist Church in Stokes 
county. 

Referred to the Committee on Corporations. 

By Mr. Williams of Dare, H. B. 2098, a bill to be enti- 
tled an act to pay certain claims to persons for services 
rendered the State in the interest of the shell-fish industry 
of North Carolina. 

Placed on the calendar. 

By Mr. Thompson of Davidson, H. B. 2099, a bill to be 
entitled an act to incorporate Center Methodist Church in 
Davidson county. 

Placed on the calendar. 

Also, H. B. 2100, a bill to be entitled an act to incorpo- 
rate Ebenezer Methodist Church in Davidson county. 

Placed on the calendar. 

On motion of Mr. Allen of Wayne, the vote by which 
H, R. 2091, resolution to print copies of Amendment 
and Election Law passed its third reading, is reconsidered. 

Mr. Allen of Wayne offers an amendment, which is 
adopted, and the resolution, as amended, passes its third 
reading and is ordered sent to the Senate without engross- 
ment. 

By Mr. .Julian, H. B. 2101, a bill to be entitled an act to 
repeal chapter 238, Laws of 1899. 

Referred to the Committee on Corporations. 

Also, H. B. 2102, an act to amend chapter 260 of the 
Public Laws of 1876 and 1877. 

Referred to the Committee on Corporations. 

S. B. 439, H. B. 2080, an act to be entitled an act to 
repeal chapter 125, Private Laws of 1895. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered en- 
rolled for ratification. 

By Mr. Carroll, H. B. 2103, a bill to be entitled an act 
to increase the number of commissioners of Alamance 
county. 



18 HOUSE JOURNAL. [Session 

Placed on the calendar. 

On motion of Mr. Carroll, the rules are suspended. 

Mr. Robinson moves to refer to the Committee on Rules. 

Motion lost. 

The bill passes its second and third readings and is or- 
dered sent to the Senate without engrossment. 

By Mr. Russell, H. B. 2104, a bill to be entitled an act 
to amend chapter 18, section 1, of the Public Laws of 
1899, relating to the oyster industry of North Carolina. 

Referred to the Committee on Oysters 

Also, H. B. 2105, a bill to be entitled an act to amend 
chapter 13 of the Public Laws of 1897, entitled an act to 
provide and promote the oyster industry of North Caro- 
lina, ratified the 23d day of February, 1897. 

Referred to the Committee on Oysters and Fish Interests. 

On motion of Mr. Holman, the House adjourns until 
10 o'clock to-night. 

Evening Session. 

The House meets pursuant to adjournment at 10 o'clock 
p. M. and is called to order by Mr. Speaker Connor. 

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS. 

Bills and resolutions were introduced, read the first time 
and disposed of as follows : 

By Mr. Overman, H. B. 2108, an act to incorporate the 
Salisbury Street Railway Company. 

On motion of Mr. Overman, the rules are suspended, 
and the bill passes its second reading. 

On motion of Mr. Willard, the bill is amended so as to 
read thirty years instead of ninety-nine years. 

The bill as amended passes its third reading and is 
ordered sent to the Senate without engrossment. 



1900.] HOUSE JOURNAL. 19 

By Mr. Redding, petition to incorporate Mountain Pub- 
lic School House. 

Referred to the Committee on Propositions and Griev- 
ances. 

By Mr. Robinson, H. B. 2109, a bill to be entitled an act 
to ascertain by a primary vote the sentiment of the white 
people of Cumberland county as to a dispensary law. 

Placed on the calendar. 

By Mr. Currie of Moore, H. B. 2110, a bill to be entitled 
an act to amend Chapter 228, Private Laws of 1899. 

Placed on the calendar. 

By Mr. Gattis, H. B. 2111, a bill to be entitled an act to 
incorporate the Bank of Randleman, N. C. 

Placed on the calendar. 

By Mr. Kennett, H. B. 2112, a bill to be entitled an act 
for the relief of Nannie C. Duffie, a school-teacher of Craven 
county. 

Placed on the calendar. 

By Mr. Reinhardt, H. B. 2113, a bill for the relief of 
John Roper. 

Placed on the calendar. 

By Mr. Burrow, H. B. 2114, a bill to be entitled an act 
to pay Mrs. Lucy J. Ingram a school claim. 

Placed on the calendar. 

Also, H. B. 2115, a bill to be entitled an act to pay 
G. F. Garner a school claim. 

Placed on the calendar. 

By Mr. Reeves, H. B. 2116, an act to be entitled an act 
to amend chapter 348, Public Laws of 1899. 

Placed on the calendar. 

By Mr. Thompson of Onslow, H. B. 2118, a bill to be 
entitled .an act to allow the commissioners of Onslow 
county to use a surplus special tax fund. 

Placed on the calendar. 

By Mr. Davis of Hyde, H. B. 2119, a bill to be entitled 



20 HOUSE JOURNAL. [Session 

an act to authorize the payment of certain oyster claims in 
Hyde county. 

Placed on the calendar. 

By Mr. Leigh, H. B. 2120, a bill to be entitled an act to 
construct water-works in the town of Elizabeth City. 

Placed on the calendar. 

By Mr. Willard, H. B. 2121, a bill to be entitled an act 
to change the name of the Guardian Security, Trust and 
Deposit Company of Wilmington, N. C, to the People's 
Savings Bank of Wilmington, N. C, 

Placed on the calendar. 

By Mr. Ellen, H. B. 2122, a bill to be entitled an act to 
establish a stock law in certain portions of Jackson's, Bai- 
ley's and Ferrell's townships in Nash county. 

Placed OD the calendar. 

On motion of Mr. Ellen, the rules are suspended and the 
bill passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent 
to the Senate without engrossment. 

By Mr. Cochran, H. B. 2123, a bill to be entitled an act 
to appoint H. C. Ingram a justice of tiie peace for Mont- 
gomery county. 

Placed on the calendar. 

By Mr. Mauuey, H. B. 2124, a bill relating to Lodge No. 
146 of Masons. 

Placed on the calendar. 

Also, H. B. 2125, a bill to be entitled an act to amend 
the charter of the town of Murphy so as to allow the town 
authorities to issue bonds. 

Placed on the calendar. 

Also, H. B. 2126, an act entitled an act to authorize the 
treasurer of Cherokee county to pa}^ Elisha Craig $9.86. 

Placed on the calendar. 

Also, H. B. 2127, an act entitled an act to amend the 
charter of the Murphy Graded School. 

Placed on the calendar. 



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By Mr. Carraway, H. R. 2128, a resolution in favor of 
the pages of the House and Senate. 

Placed on the calendar. 

By Mr. Fleming, H. B. 2129, a bill to be entitled an act 
to appoint W. J. Mason a justice of the peace in Shooting 
Creek township in Clay county. 

Placed on the calendar. 

By Mr, Clarkson, H. B. 2130, a bill to be entitled an act 
to repeal certain sections of chapter 11, Public Laws of 
1899. 

Placed on the calendar. 

By Mr. Council, by request, H. B. 2131, a bill to be en- 
titled an act to incorporate Mason Academy at Hickory, 
N. C. 

Placed on the calendar. 

By Mr. GiUiam, H. B. 2132, a bill to be entitled an act 
to consolidate the several public school districts in the town 
of Rocky Mount. 

Placed on the calendar. 

By Mr. Overman, H. B. 2134, a bill to be entitled an act 
to amend section 3724 of The Code. 

Placed on the calendar. 

By Mr. Foushee, H. B. 2135, a bill to be entitled an act 
for the relief of T. J. Holloway, former treasurer of Dur- 
ham county. 

Placed on the calendar. 

By Mr. Lane, H. B. 2136, a bill to be entitled an act 
supplemental to an act to provide for the better working of 
the public roads and highways of the State, it being chap- 
ter 58l'of the Laws of 1899. 

Placed on the calendar. 

On motion of Mr. Russell, H. B. 2104, a bill to be entitled 
an act to amend chapter 18, section 1 of the Public Laws 
of 1899, relating to the oyster industry of North Carolina, 
and H. B. 2105, a bill to be entitled an act to amend 



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chapter 13, Public Laws of 1899, are takeu from the Com- 
mittee on Oysters and placed on the calendar. 

S. B. 791, H. B. 1512, a bill to be entitled an act to 
abolish the office of county treasurer in Henderson county, 
to take effect in 1900. 

On motion of Mr. Patterson of Robeson, the bill is 
tabled. 

H. R. 2085, resolution to appoint a committee to obtain 
certain information from the State Treasurer. 

Mr. Allen of Wayne, offers an amendment, which is 
accepted, and the resolution is adopted. 

By Mr. Reinhardt, H. B. 2137, a bill to be entitled an 
act to provide for the completion of the buildings of the 
State Hospital at Morganton, heretofore organized. 

Placed on the calendar. 

By Mr. Thompson of Onslow, H. R, 2138, resolution in 
favor of the clerks and door-keepers. 

Placed on the calendai. 

By Mr. Thompson of Davidson, H. B. 2139, a bill to be 
entitled an act to appoint A. B. Byerly and others justices 
of the peace of Davie county. 

Placed on the calendar. 

On motion of Mr. Patterson of Robeson the vote by 
which S. B. 791, H. B. 1512, a bill to be entitled an act to 
abolish the office of county treasurer in Henderson county, 
was tabled is reconsidered and the bill is ordered placed 
on the calendar. 

On motion of Mr. Patterson, the rules are suspended and 
the bill passes its third reading and is ordered enrolled for 
ratification. 

S. B. 715, H. B. 1588, a bill to be entitled an act to place 
Bald Mountain in the stock law territory. 

On motion of Mr. Overman, the bill is laid upon the 
table. 

H. B. 1159, a bill to be entitled an act to amend the 



1900.] HOUSE JOURNAL. 23 

Private Laws of 1895, chapter 70, to extend the time for 
organizing the North Carolina Slate Company in Stanly 
county. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent 
to the Senate without engrossment. 

In pursuance of H. R. 2085, "to appoint a committee to 
obtain certain information from the State Treasurer," the 
Speaker appoints Messrs. Holman and Davis of Haywood 
as said committee. 

Mr. Boushall moves to reconsider the vote by which S. 
B. 1383, H. B. 1945, a bill to be entitled an act to make 
appropriations for the dangerous insane, was indefinitely 
postponed. 

The motion fails for want of a quorum. 

Mr. Willard demands a call of the roll, and upon the 
call of the House by the Clerk the following members 
answered present: 

Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Abbott, Alexander, Allen of Colum- 
bus, Allen of Wayne, Austin, Barnhill, Burrow, Beasley, 
Boggs, Boushall, Brown of Johnston, Brown of Stanly, Bryan 
of Granville, Bunch, Carr, Carrawa}'^, Carroll, Clarkson, 
Cochran, Council, Craig, Currie of Bladen, Curtis, Davis of 
Franklin, Davis of Haywood, Dees, Ellen, Fleming, Fou- 
shee, Gambill, Garrett, Gattis, Henderson, Hoey, Hoffman, 
Holland, Holman, Johnson of Johnston, Julian, Justice of 
McDowell, Kennett, Lane, Leigh, Lyon, Mcintosh, Mait- 
laud, Mauney, McLean of Scotland, McNeill, Moore, Nichols, 
Nicholson of Beaufort, Noble, Oliver, Overman, Patterson 
of Robeson, Powell, Ranson, Ray of Cumberland, Ray of 
Macon, Redding, Reinhardt, Robinson, Rountree, Russell, 
Smith, Stubbs, Thompson of Davidson, Thompson of Ons- 
low, White of Halifax, Whitfield, Willard, Williams of 
Dare, Williams of Iredell, Wilson, Wood. 

Showing a total of 77 members present. 

H. R. 2141, joint resolution regarding the election of a 



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director for the North Carolina School for the Deaf and 
Dumb at Morgautou. 

Mr. Allen of Wayne sends forward an amendment, which 
is accepted by Mr, Hoey. 

On motion of Mr. Allen of Wayne, the rules are suspended 
and the resolution is adopted and is ordered sent to the 
Senate without engrossment. 

Mr. Hoey, from the Committee on Enrolled Bills, reports 
tb«e following bills and resolutions as properly enrolled, 
which are duly ratified and sent to the office of the Secre- 
tary of State: 

S. B. 439, H. B. 2080, an act to repeal chapter 125 of the 
Private Laws of 1895. 

S. R. 1606, H. R. 2091, resolution to print and distribute 
copies of the Election Law and Constitutional Amendment. 

S. R. 1604, H. R. 2088, a resolution to furnish certain 
Supreme Court Reports to the State University. 

S. B. 1602, H. B. 2086, an act supplemental to an act 
entitled an act to amend the Constitution of North Caro- 
lina, ratified February 21, 1899, the same being chapter 
218 of the Public Laws of 1899. 

S. B. 1601, H. B. 2083, an act supplemental to an act 
•entitled an act to regulate elections, ratified March 6th, 1899, 
the same being chapter 507 of the Public Laws of 1899. 

S. B. 1603, H. B. 2087, an act to incorporate the Clarence 
Barker Memorial Hospital and Dispensary. 

On motion of Mr. Gattis, the House adjourns till to- 
morrow morning; at 10 o'clock. 



1900.] HOUSE JOURNAL. 25 



FIFTY-EIGHTH DAY. 

House of Representatives, 

June 14, 1900. 

The House meets pursuant to adjournment at 10 o'clock 
A. M. and is called to order by Mr. Speaker Connor. 

Prayer by Rev. Mr. Adams. 

The Journal of yesterday is read and approved. 

Leave of absence is granted as follows : Mr. Willard on 
account of the death of Senator Jackson. 

On motion of Mr. Carroll, H. B. 2117, an act relating to 
the public schools of Forsyth county, is withdrawn from 
the calendar and the record of its introduction is ordered 
expunged from the Journal. 

On motion of Mr. Reinhardt, H. B. 2133, a bill for the 
relief of the State Hospital at Morganton, is withdrawn 
from the calendar and the record of its introduction ordered 
expunged from the Journal. 

Mr. Holman, from the special committee to get certain 
information from the State Treasurer, submits the follow- 
ing report or statement from the State Treasurer : 

Treasury Department, State op North Carolina. 

Raleigh, N. C, June 14, 1900. 
Hoxs. J. B. Holman, and J. S. Davis of Haywood, Committee: 

Gentlemen: — Nothing has been paid out of the State Treasury to 
Theopliilus White, Chief Inspector of Shell Fish, on account of salary 
or for any other purpose, except for the approved accounts for expense 
of repaii'ing and running the steamer Lillie, since the day the Oyster 
Laws of 1899 went into operation. W. H. WORTH, 

State Treasurer. 
By J. W. DENMARK, 

Chief Clerk. 

Mr. Gattis, from the special committee appointed to 
investigate the Department of Agriculture and the State 
Prison, submits his report as follows : 



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KEPORT OF THE INVESTIGATING COMMITTEE APPOINTED TO 
INVESTIGATE THE AFFAIRS OF THE NORTH CAROLINA 
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND THE STATE PRISON. 

To the Senate and House of Representatives : 

We, the UDdersigned members of the committee appointed 
by the General Assembly, chapter 669, Laws of 1899, 
to investigate the affairs of the North Carolina Department 
of Agriculture and the State Prison, beg to submit the fol- 
lowing report, together with copies of the evidence taken 
in the investigation : 

AGRICULTURAL DEPARTMENT. 

In the act authorizing the investigation of these institu- 
tions you instructed the committee to make an investiga- 
tion of the books, records, and management for the past 
four years. We have examined the books of the Agricul- 
tural Department since June 1st, 1895, and in addition 
thereto we have examined a number of witnesses as to the 
general management of this institution, with the following 
general results: 

We find that the expenditures of the department were 
reasonably economical up to June 1st, 1898, and do not find 
a single instance of extraordinary extravagance up to that 
time. We do find, however, that from June 1st, 1898, to 
June 1st, 1899, the expenses of the department were in- 
creased very largely, and so far as your committee is able 
to ascertain, without any apparent reason other than to 
give employment to the friends of those in authority, or 
with the avowed purpose of spending what money was at 
the command of the department. The fiscal year of the 
department begins June 1st, and ends May 31st and we 
beg to submit the following report of the expenditures for 
the two years from June, 1895, to June, 1897, and from 



1900.] HOUSE JOURNAL. 27 

June, 1<S97, to June 1899, making comparison between the 
two periods. 

The accounts of the expenditures of the department have 
been kept practically under the following heads: 

Gas, water, tele[)houes, paper, printing, etc. ; 

Postage, express, freight, telegrams and incidentals; • 

Board and committee meetings; 

Inspection account ; 

Special appropriations. 

Under the last head is included all appropriations for 
the Experiment Station analytical work, improvements and 
buildings, repairs, heating plant, and other miscellaneous 
matters. We find that the department spent for meetings 
of the Board of Agriculture and committee meetings dur- 
ing the years 1895 and 1897, $3,674.95; and for the same 
purpose during the years 1897 and 1899, $5,279.85, an 
increase for the last two years of $1,694.90. For the in- 
spection account (for the inspection of fertilizers) the 
expenditures from June, 1895, to June, 1897, were 
$8,446.04; and for the same purpose from June, 1897, to 
June, 1899, $21,138.33, being an increase for the two years 
ending June, 1899, .of $12,692.29. Of this enormous 
increase we find that $10,450.22 was incurred between June, 
1898, and June, 1899. 

Under the head of special appropriations we find that the 
department spent from June, 1895, to June, 1897, $58,765.30, 
but out of this amount $31,600 was spent in the construc- 
tion of a new annex building, the publication of "North 
Carolina and Its Resources," the installation of a new 
heating plant, purchase of real estate adjoining the Agri- 
cultural Building, repairs on State Museum, all of which 
ma}'- be entitled permanent improvements. Allowing this 
amount as spent for permanent improvements, only $27,- 
165.30 was expended for the ordinary running expenses of 
the department, including the analytical work, etc., which 



28 HOUSE JOURNAL. [Session 

might be termed general expenses. Under this same head^ 
from June, 1897, to June, 1899, the expenditures amounted 
to $37,559.94, making an increase of |10,394.64, with no 
permanent improvements being made. We find that a 
considerable portion of this expenditure was for increased 
salaries of employees in the analytical department, and in 
putting on extra force. From the above figures it will be 
seen that the total increase in expenditures of the depart- 
meat for the fiscal year ending June 1st, 1899, amounted 
to $24,781.83, under the heads above enumerated. We 
believe that the expenditure of this $24,000 was unneces- 
sary, and was caused by reckless extravagance and incom- 
petency. The most reckless extravagance in the expendi- 
ture of money probably occurred in the appointment of an 
excessively large number of fertilizer inspectors, employed 
with large expense accounts. The salaries of employees 
and extra emplo3'ees were increased so as to about absorb 
the extra appropriation for that department. 

Members of the Board of Agriculture took employment 
in the department in different capacities, and among others, 
your committee finds that one man, employed as mailing- 
clerk at a salary of $1,200 per year, Jaeing also a member 
of the Board of Agriculture, and his work being in the 
Agricultural Building, attended meetings of the Board and 
charged $4 per diem and $2 per day for expenses, and 
in addition to this charged $4 per day and $2 per 
day expenses for selecting carpets, spittoons, etc., for the 
building and inspecting them after they were laid. Another 
member of the Board, employed as clerk in the analytical 
department on a salary of $1,500 per year, received his 
per diem and expenses for attending Board meetings. Four 
other members of the Board were employed as fertilizer 
inspectors at a salary of $75 per month and expenses, 
and were allowed $4 per diem and expenses for attend- 
ing Board meetings. Your committee is of the opinion 



1900.] HOUSE JOURNAL. 29 

that the Board has been guilty of distributing its patronage 
among its own members ; in other words, the employment 
of themselves for the delicate and accurate work required 
in the proper conduct of the work of the department, and 
we recommend the passage of such law as will prohibit any 
employee of the department holding more than one posi- 
tion at a time. 

Another example of the extravagance displayed in the 
management of the institution is in the matter of attorneys' 
fees. We find that two law firms were employed to defend 
the Department of Agriculture in a suit brought by the 
Patapsco Guano Company against the department to test 
the validity of the tonnage tax, and that each firm was 
allowed a fee of $2,000. After these two firms had con- 
ducted the suit up to the time of the final hearing before 
the United States Supreme Court, another attorney was 
employed as special counsel for the Board, and was allowed 
a fee of $2,000 for one appearance before the court. In 
addition to this he filed bills of expense while on his trip 
to Washington, including the fee for his license to practice 
in the United States Supreme Court, and they were allowed 
by the Board. This ^vas in addition to $250 per annum 
which was allowed him as general counsel for the Board, 
$150 for making up the report of the Board of Agriculture 
to the General Assembly, and $100 for services as a special 
legislative committee, whose duty it was (to use the words 
of the resolution passed by the Board) "to look after the 
Legislature." He was also a member of the Board of 
Agriculture, and received on these various accounts $448.22, 
the total amount paid him during the two fiscal years end- 
ing June 1st, 1899, being $3,375.08. The department 
spent for attorneys' fees during the last four years $6,926.86. 
We believe this amount to be excessive, and that it 
should not have been allowed by the Finance Committee. 

We do not deem it necessary to go into any lengthy 



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review of the evidence taken, but beg to present it here- 
with for your consideration, onh' pointing out some of the 
more prominent features developed. 

STATE PRISON. 

If your committee found incompetency and extravagance 
in the management of the Agricultural Department, it was 
only to be suppassed by the recklessness which characterized 
the management of almost every department of the State 
Prison. Before the adjournment of the Legislature this 
committee reported that the State Prison was in debt at 
least $110,000 ; we found upon further investigation that 
the indebtedness amounted practically to $120,000. This 
one item of loss is not all that should be taken into con- 
sideration in the treatment of this matter. The deprecia- 
tion in the value of the- State's property' amounted to at 
least $75,000 in addition to the above indebtedness : and 
we estimate that the total loss to the State on account of 
incompetency and mismanagement amounted to at least 
$200,000. After visiting the farms, and looking carefully 
into the general management and condition of the prison, 
your committee are of the opinion that under proper 
management this institution could be made self-sustaining, 
if not a source of revenue to the State, and such was the 
opinion of almost every witness examined among the em- 
ployees of the institution and others familiar with its work- 
ings. 

The evidence taken is too voluminous to undertake to 
review it in detail in this report, but we beg to submit a 
copy of the same herewith, and ask for it your careful con- 
sideration. We think it only necessary to call attention to 
a few of the more prominent points developed by the testi- 
mony. 



1900.] HOUSE JOURNAL. 31 

1. Incompetency. — The evidence of almost every witness 
examined shows the absolute incompetence of the manage- 
ment of the prison for the past two years. As this com- 
mittee was only instructed to investigate the management 
during a period of four years, and as we had no authority 
to go back of that time, we found it difficult to make a 
complete summary of the affairs of the institution during 
this period. To go into this fully would have been not 
only expensive to the State, but would have required 
months of labor. It will be seen from the evidence, how- 
ever, that up to the year 1897, so far as your committee 
is able to ascertain, the management was competent, busi- 
uess-like, economical and honest, and a great many perma- 
nent improvements were made on the property under con- 
trol of the State during that time, which should have been 
of great assistance to the future management in helping to 
put the prison on a self-sustaining basis. The testimony 
of the Superintendent who took charge in 1897 shows that 
the institution was not in debt more than $15,000 or $20,000 
at that date ; and a consideration of the evidence will show 
that the management up to that time had been prudent 
and economical. But since that time, so far as your com- 
mittee has been able to go into the workings of the insti- 
tution, we find incompetency and extravagance on almost 
every hand. The present Superintendent of the State 
Prison testified that when he took charge he found every- 
body, from the bell-boy to the Superintendent, making 
purchases; the system of book-keeping was poor, and prac- 
tically no business rules or principles were applied to any 
of the departments. Incompetent men were em})loyed as 
supervisors of the farms, negro guards were put in charge 
of the prisoners, and one of the supervisors testified that 
500 barrels of corn were thrown on the ground where a 
large per cent, of it was destroyed by blackbirds and the 
balance allowed to stay on the ground and rot. It was 



32 HOUSE JOURNAL. [Session 

estimated by the supervisor of Caledonia Farm, No. 2, that 
at his camp alone 300 bales of cotton and 500 barrels of 
corn were allowed to go to waste. Drunkenness, incompe- 
tency, extravagance and a disregard for the health aud 
protection of the convicts were shown to exist in many 
cases, and it was the almost unanimous opinion of the 
witnesses examined by this committee that this state of 
affairs was brought about by the appointment of officials 
and employees for political purposes. Numerous witnesses 
were examined who testified that the State lost heavily by 
shortage in the weights of cotton sold from the farms. One 
supervisor testified that the State lost from 10 to 40 pounds 
per bale on the cotton sold from his farm. At the Castle 
Hayne farm we found that drunken men were employed as 
stewards, and the physician in charge of this farm was not 
only iucompetent, but addicted to habits of drunkenness, 
and was utterly unfit for the care of these unfortunate 
people. 

The books and accounts of the different branches of the 
institution were kept in such manner as to make possible 
almost any amount of loss to the State by dishonesty and 
misappropriation of funds without detection, and we found 
it almost impossible to follow out many questionable trans- 
actions ; to have done so would have necessitated the sum- 
moning of witnesses from every section of the State, as well 
as adjoining States, and would have required a great deal 
of time and expense. 

2. Treatment of Convicts. — Many charges of cruelty and 
mistreatment of the convicts have been called to the atten- 
tion of the committee, both by the public press and private 
individuals, and this subject was made the object of special 
investigation. AVe found that at some of the camps there 
was no reason for complaint, while at others the neglect 
and cruelty was such as to startle any civilized community. 
There is abundant evidence to show that Castle Hayne 



1900.] HOUSE JOURNAL. 33 

camp was sadly neglected from a sanitary stand-point ; that 
nearly fifty per cent, of the convicts there were victims of 
an epidemic of fever resulting from this condition ; that 
they were allowed to become covered with vermin, and 
that in this deplorable condition they were transferred in 
midwinter to the extreme northeastern portion of our State 
and put to work in weather as severe as is ever known in 
North Carolina, with the result that several of the convicts 
had their hands frozen, some of them to the extent that 
amputation was necessary, while others were released from 
prison with their hands maimed for life. One of the num- 
ber, who was a consumptive, was forced, when found to be 
unable to work, to sit down in the field without fire, blanket 
or other protection from the cold, for three hours, waiting 
for the squad to go to camp, and when carried to his quarters 
only lived for a few days. ' The evidence shows that another 
convict was severely beaten in the field until death oc- 
curred within a few minutes. Several other persons were 
so severely beaten with straps and cudgels that they were 
disabled for days, and the committee examined the persons 
of convicts who will undoubtedly carry the marks of the 
lash through their lives. While this matter was under 
consideration, some of the employees of the prison felt 
that they wanted to counteract some of the impressions 
made by witnesses, and asked for the examination of a 
number of witnesses, with the benefit of an attorney. The 
committee gladly gave these parties every facility for mak- 
ing such defense as they saw fit, and a number of wit- 
nesses were examined and their evidence recorded. 

As a result of this investigation this committee is con- 
vinced that there is something lacking in our Penitentiary 
system, and we recommend the revision of the laws gov- 
erning this institution, so that, in some way, the convicts 
of the State may be governed without the necessity of such 
cruel treatment. After an examination of the prison laws 



34 HOUSE JOURNAL. [Session 

of some of the other States, we commend to your cousider- 
ation the laws governing the Indiana State Prison, espe- 
cially their parol system, and we think that with proper 
revision their system would be a decided improvement over 
that DOW in use in our State Prison. 

We are of the opinion that this iustitution can be made 
self-sustaining, but this result will not be obtained so long 
as its patronage is used for political purposes. We would 
recommend first the working of all the convicts on the 
public roads and other public works; if this cannot be 
done we are of the opinion that the present system of work- 
ing them on the farms is the best disposition that can be 
made of them. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. H. BROWN, 
S. M. GATTIS, 
G. B. PATTERSON, 

Cominittee. 

The report is adopted and ordered spread upon the Jour- 
nal. 

Mr. Graig, from the special committee appointed to draft 
resolutions of respect to the memory' of the deceased mem- 
bers of the House, sends forward resolutions in respect to 
the memory of Henry Clay Wall, which are read, unani- 
mously adopted and ordered spread upon the Journal : 

" Whereas, it has pleased Him to whose decrees we bow 
with reverence to take from us one of the most valued and 
honored citizens of this State; 

"And whereas, we, the members of the House of Repre- 
sentatives, desire to express our appreciation of his high 
character, his ability and patriotic devotion to North Caro- 
lina ; be it 

^'Resolved, That in the death of Henry Clay Wall, mem- 



1900.] HOUSE JOURNAL. 35 

ber of the House from Richtnoncl couuty, the State of North 
Carohna has lost one of her most useful aud best beloved 
citizens and a public servant who at all times consecrated 
himself to the good of his State aud the welfare of his 
people. 

^'Resolved, That the House of Representatives has lost a 
member whose ability, culture aud nobility of character 
endeared him to his associates in this body and won for 
him the love and highest esteem of all his fellow-members. 

"Resolved, That we commend the noble example of his 
pure and upright life and of his love and devotion to the 
welfare of his native State to all the people of North Caro- 
lina. 

"Resolved, That we tender our heart-felt sympathy to the 
family of our deceased brother in this the hour of their 
great sorrow and irreparable loss, and commend them in 
their great affliction to Him who doeth all things well and 
who will never forget the tears of the broken-hearted. 

"Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be sent to his 
family and be made a part of the records of this House. 

CRAIG of Buncombe, 
ABBOTT of Camden, 
BROWN of Johnston." 

Mr. Abbott, from the same committee, sends forward- 
resolutions in respect to the memory of John M. Trotman, 
which are read, unanimously adopted and ordered spread 
upon the Journal : 

"Whereas, it has pleased Him who presides over the 
destiny of States to take from among us one of our co- 
laborers and one of North Carolina's most esteemed citizens; 

"And whereas, we desire to express our appreciation 
of his earnest Christian character and conscientious devo- 
tion to duty; be it 



36 HOUSE JOURNAL. [Session 

"Resolved, That in the death of John M. Trotman, 
member of the House from Gates county, the State has lost 
one of its most unselfish and patriotic citizens and the 
General Assembly one of its most courageous, conscientious 
and valuable members, whose acts were always governed 
by the dictates of duty and whose counsel was always wise 
in the deliberations of this body. 

"Resolved, That we, the members of the House of Rep- 
reseatatives, are most deeply grieved by the fact that we 
can no longer be guided by the example of his noble Chris- 
tian character and sustained and aided by his words and 
acts of purity and unselfish consecration for the good of 
his State and the betterment of his fellow-man. 

"Resolved, That the sympathy of the House of Repre- 
sentatives of North Carolina be extended to his bereaved 
family in this their great and irreparable loss ; that we 
commend them, in this the hour of their great sorrow, to 
Him who alone can heal their afflictions and bind up the 
broken heart. 

"Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be sent to 
tiie family of our deceased brother, and that they be spread 
upon and made a part of the records of this House. 

CRAIG of Buncombe, 
ABBOTT of Camden, 
BROWN of Johnston." 

Mr. Browui of Johnston, from the same committee, sends 
forward the following resolutions in respect to the memory 
of S. L. Hart, wdiich are read, unanimously adopted and 
ordered spread upon the Journal : 

"Whereas, in a mysterious orderings of Providence this 
State has been deprived of one of its best citizens and most 
useful public servants, whose lamented death fills our hearts 
with sorrow ; 



1900.] HOUSE JOURNAL. 37 

"And whereas, we desire to express our appreciation of 
his virtue and high character and our love and admira- 
tion for his personal worth ; be it 

^'Resolved, That in the death of S. L. Hart, member of 
the House from Edgecombe county, the State has been 
deprived of a conscientious and upright legislator, whose 
earnestness, integrity and ability have made him known 
and valued by the people of North Carolina. 

^'Resolved, That we, his associates in public service, have 
been deprived of the wisdom and counsel and social inter- 
course of one whom we all admire and most highly esteem, 
and of one whose rectitude of purpose stands out as an 
example to be emulated by all true men in North Carolina. 

''Resolved, That the sympathy and condolence of the 
Legislature of North Carolina be extended to his sorrowing 
family, whose affliction is greater than ours, and whose 
grief can only be alleviated by Him whose sustaining arm 
can best support them in the hour of their irreparable 
loss. 

" Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be sent to the 
bereaved family and made a part of the record of this 
body. CRAIG of Buncombe, 

ABBOTT of Camden, 
BROWN of Johnston." 

MESSAGES FROM THE SENATE. 

A message is received from the Senate transmitting the 
following bills, which are read the first time and disposed 
of as follows : 

S. B. 1607, H. B. 2142, a bill to be entitled an act to 
amend chapter 605, section 1, Public Laws of 1899. 

Placed on the calendar. 

S. B. 1612, H. B. 2143, a bill to be entitled an act to 
protect the crops and lands of certain portions of Alleghany 
county. 



38 HOUSE JOURNAL. [Session 

Placed on the calendar. 

S. R. 1632, H. R. 2144, resolution to appoint a committee 
to accompany the remains of Senator Jackson. 

Placed on the calendar. 

The rules are suspended and the resolution is adopted on 
its several readings and is ordered enrolled for ratification. 

In pursuance of said resolution, the Speaker appoints 
Messrs, Carraway, Sugg, Noble and Russell as said com- 
mittee. 

S. B. 1609, H. B. 2176, a bill to be entitled an act to 
regulate the issuing of liquor licenses in Northampton 
county. 

Placed on the calendar. 

On motion of Mr. Winston, the bill is made a special 
order for 8 o'clock to-night. 

A telegram from the Teachers' Assembly of North Caro- 
lina, convened at Morehead City, is received and read to 
the House, inviting the members of the General Assembly 
of North Carolina to be present at a session of their Assem- 
bly on Saturday night, the 16th inst., to hear the address 
of Dr. Curry. 

On motion of Mr. Hoey, the special order, it being the 
election of a Director of the School for the Deaf and Dumb 
at Morganton, N. C. , is taken up. 

Mr. Hoey nominates Mr. A. C. Miller to fill the unex- 
pired term of Mr, Greer, of Mecklenburg. 

The Speaker appoints Messrs. Hoey and Reinhardt as 
tellers on the part of the House. The Clerk calls the roll 
and a vote is taken. 

The tellers on the part of the Senate and House submit 
a joint report as follows: 



1900.] HOUSE JOURNAL. 39 

JOINT REPORT OF THE TELLERS ON THE PART OF THE SENATE 
AND HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES ON THE ELECTION OF A 
DIRECTOR FOR THE SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF AND DUMB. 

To the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of 

Representatives :. 

The joint tellers on the part of the Senate and House of 
Representatives to ascertain the vote of the members of the 
Senate and House of Representatives for a Director of the 
Deaf and Dumb Asylum at Morganton, N. C, in accord- 
ance with S. R. 1631, H. R. 2141, beg leave to report that 
Mr. A. C. Miller received the following votes: 

On the part of the Senate : 

Messrs. Black, Brown, Bryan, Butler, Cocke, Collie, Cooley, 
Daniels, Davis, Fields, Fuller, Glenn, Hairston, Hicks, Hill, 
James, Jerome, Jones of Johnston, Justice, Lambert, Lind- 
say, Lowe, Mason, Miller, Mclntyre, Osborne, Robinson, 
Satterfield, Skinner, Smith, Speight, Stanback, Thomas, 
Travis, Ward, Whitaker, Wilson — 38. 

On the part of the House: 

Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Abbott, Alexander, Allen of Wayne, 
Austin, Baruhill, Burrow, Boggs, Boushall, Brown of 
Johnston, Bryan of Granville, Bunch, Carr, Carraway, Car- 
roll, Clarkson, Cochran, Council, Craig, Currie of Moore, 
Curtis, Davis of Haywood, Davis of Hyde, Dees, Ellen, 
Fleming, Foushee, Gambill, Garrett, Gattis, Gilliam, Hen- 
derson, Hoey, Hoffman, Holland, Holman, James, Johnson 
of Johnston, Julian, Justice of McDowell, Kennett, Lane, 
Leak, Leatherwood, Leigh, Mcintosh, McLean of Harnett, 
McLean of Scotland, McNeill, Moore, Nichols, Nicholson of 
Beaufort, Noble, Oliver, Overman, Patterson of Robeson, 
Powell, Ranson, Ray of Cumberland, Ray of Macon, Red- 
ding, Reinhardt, Robinson, Russell, Stevens, Sugg, Thomp- 
son of Davidson, Thompson of Onslow, Welch, White of 



40 HOUSE JOURNAL. [Session 

Halifax, "Whitfield, Williams of Dare, Williams of Iredell, 
Wilson, Winston— 75. W. J. DAVIS, 

A. A. HICKS, 
CLYDE R. HOEY, 
J. F. REINHARDT, 
Joint tellers on the part of the Senate 
and House of Representatives. 

* INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS. 

Bills and resolutions are introduced, read the first time 
and disposed of as follows: 

By Mr. McLean of Harnett, H. B. 2145, an act to amend 
chapter 678 of the Acts of 1899. 

Placed on the calendar. 

Also, H. B. 2146, an act to incorporate Cokesbury and 
Blackhorn Churches. 

Placed on the calendar. 

By Mr. Thompson of Davidson, H. B. 2147, a bill to be 
entitled an act to repeal chapter 426, Public Laws of 1899. 

Placed on the calendar. 

Also, H. B. 2148, a bill to be entitled an act to amend 
chapter 375, Public Laws of 1899. 

Placed on the calendar. 

By Mr. Noble, H. B. 2149, a bill to be entitled an act to 
appoint additional justices of the peace in certain town- 
ships in North Carolina. 

Placed on the calendar. 

H. B. 2150, a bill to be entitled an act to appoint cotton 
weighers for the county of Jones. 

Placed on the calendar. 

Also, H. B. 2151, a bill to be entitled an act to prevent 
the obstruction of Tuckahoe creek, in Tuckahoe township, 
in Jones county. 

Placed on the calendar. 



1900.] HOUSE JOURNAL. 41 

Also, H. B. 2152, a bill to be entitled an act to allow the 
town commissioners of the town of Trenton to erect gates 
across the public roads leading into said town. 

Referred to the Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns. 

By Mr. Cochran, H. B. 2153, a bill to be entitled an act 
to prohibit the sale and manufacture of liquor within four 
miles of Wadesville Presbyterian Church. 

Placed on the calendar. 

By Mr. Bunch, H. B. 2154, a bill to be entitled an act 
for the relief of Ambros W. Stewart. 

Placed on the calendar. 

By Mr. Boushall, by request, H. B. 2155, an act to be 
entitled an act for the relief of H. T. Jones, ex-Sheriff of 
Wake county. 

Placed on the calendar. 

By Mr. Boggs, by request, H. B. 2156, an act to amend 
chapter 698, Laws 1899. 

Placed on the calendar. 

Also, H. B. 2157, an act to amend chapter 395, Laws of 
1897. 

Placed on the calendar. 

Also, H. B. 2158, a bill to be entitled an act to prohibit 
the manufacture and sale of spirituous liquors within two 
miles of Lanier's Chapel in Catawba county, N. C. 

Placed on the calendar. 

By Mr. Carroll, H. B. 2159, a bill to be entitled an act 
appointing S. F. Lashly a'ud others justices of the peace in 
Alamance county. 

Placed on the calendar. 

By Mr. Council, H. R. 2160, resolution authorizing the 
Speaker of the House of Representatives to appoint a com- 
mittee of three members to arrange a calendar. 

By Mr. Gilliam, H. B. 2161, a bill to be entitled an act 
o direct the commissioners of Edgecombe county to draw 
a jury list. 



42 HOUSE JOURNAL. [Session 

Placed on the calendar. 

By Mr. AVilsou, H. B. 2163, a bill to be entitled an act 
for the relief of Miss Alice Dunn, a public school-teacher 
of Transylvania county. 

Placed on the calendar. 

Also, H. B. 2162, a bill to be entitled an act to authorize 
the treasurer of Transylvania county to pay Lorenzo Mull 
thirty-three dollars and fourteen cents. 

Placed on the calendar. 

Also, H. B: 2164, a bill to be entitled an act to authorize 
the treasurer of Transylvania county to pay H. P. Nichol- 
son sixty-five dollars and forty-five cents. 

Placed on the calendar. 

Also, H. B. 2165, a bill to be entitled an act to authorize 
the treasurer of Transylvania county to pay Nannie Sitton 
sixty-six dollars and twenty cents. 

Placed on the calendar. 

Also, H. B. 2166, a bill to be entitled an act to authorize 
the treasurer of Transylvania county to pay B. C. and 
Luther Anderson forty-four dollars and forty-three cents. 

Placed on the calendar. 

By Mr. Beasley, H. B. 2167, a bill to be entitled an act 
to authorize the commissioners of Currituck county to levy 
a special tax. 

Placed on the calendar. 

By Mr. James, H. B. 2168, a bill to be entitled an act to 
amend chapter 581, section 25, Laws of 1899, as applied to 
Pender county. 

Placed on the calendar. 

By Mr. Clarkson, H. B. 2169, an act to be entitled an act 
to amend section 27 of chapter 11 of the Public Laws of 
1899. 

Placed on the calendar. 

Also, H. B. 2170, a bill to be entitled an act to repeal 
chapter 581, Laws of 1899. 



1000.] HOUSE JOURNAL. 43 

Placed on the calendar. 

By Mr. Reinhardt, by request, H. B. 2171, a bill to be 
entitled an act to repeal chapter 360, Laws of 1899, rela- 
tive to hunting in Wilkes county. 

Placed on the calendar. 

By Mr. Brown of Johnston, by request, H. B. 2172, a 
bill entitled an act to repeal chapter 564 of the Public 
Laws of 1899, entitled an act to establish a dispensary at 
Selma, N. 0. 

Placed on the calendar. 

By Mr. Yarborough, H. B. 2173, a bill to be entitled an 
act to authorize the treasurer of Caswell county to pay Miss 
Lillie F. Low the sum of thirteen dollars and forty-five 
cents. 

Placed on the calendar. 

H. R. 2160, resolution authorizing the Speaker to ap- 
point a committee to arrange a calendar. 

Mr. Overman offers an amendment, which is accepted. 

Mr. Council calls the previous question and the resolu- 
tion is lost. 

By Mr. Gattis, H. R. 2174, joint resolution as to ad- 
journment. 

Placed on the calendar. 

The rules are suspended and the resolution is adopted 
on its several readings and is ordered sent to the Senate 
without engrossment. 

MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE. 

A message is received from the Senate transmitting the 
following bills and resolutions, which are read the first time 
and disposed of as follows : 

S. R. 1633, H. R. 2175, a resolution to pay the expenses 
of the funeral of Senator Jackson. 

Placed on the calendar. 



44 HOUSE JOURNAL. [Session 

The rules are suspended and the resolution passes its sec- 
ond and third readings and is ordered enrolled for ratifica- 
tion. 

On motion of Mr. Gilliam, the rules are suspended and 
H. B. 2161, a bill to direct the commissioners of Edgecombe 
to draw a jury, passes its second and third readings and is 
ordered sent to the Senate without engrossment. 

By Mr. Foushee, H. R. 2177, resolution directing the 
printing of the reports of the special investigating commit- 
tee relative to the State Prison and Agricultural Depart- 
ment. 

Placed on the calendar. 

On motion of Mr, Foushee, the rules are suspended and 
the resolution is adopted on its second and third readings 
and is ordered sent to the Senate without engrossment. 

Mr. Hoey, from the Committee on Enrolled Bills, reports 
the following bills and resolutions as properly enrolled, 
which are duly ratified and sent to the office of Secretary 
of State: 

S. R. 1631, H. R. 2141, a joint resolution regarding the 
election of a Director for the North Carolina School for the 
Deaf and Dumb at Morgantou, N. C, and other Directors. 

On motion of Mr. Allen of Wayne, the House adjourns 
till 8 o'clock to-night. 

Evening Session. 

The House meets pursuant to adjournment at 8 o'clock 
p. M. and is called to order by Mr. Speaker Connor. 

By unanimous consent, Mr. Abbott sends forward a peti- 
tion from Mr, W. P. Barco and sixty-eight other citizens of 
Camden county, relative to fishing with certain nets in the 
waters of North river. 

Referred to the Committee on Fish and Oyster Interests. 



1900.] HOUSE JOURNAL. 45 

MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE. 

A message is received from the Senate transmitting the 
following bills and resolutions, which are read the first 
time and disposed of as follows : 

S. R. 1605, H. R. 2092, a bill to be entitled an act to 
amend the Western District Criminal Court. 

Placed on the calendar. 

On motion of Mr. Winston, the House concurs in the 
Senate amendment and the bill is ordered enrolled for 
ratification. 

S. R. 1636, H. R. 2178, joint resolution in regard to pay- 
ing clerks and other employees mileage for attendance 
upon this sitting of the General Assembly. 

Placed on the calendar. 

On motion of Mr. Clarksou, the rules are suspended and 
the bill passes its second and third readings and is ordered 
enrolled for ratification. 

S. B. 1635, H. B. 2179, a bill to be entitled an act to pay 
Eugene C. Beddiugfield his salary for the time he served 
as a Corporation Commissioner. 

Placed on the calendar. 

On motion of Mr. AVinston, the rules are suspended and 
the bill passes its second and third readings and is ordered 
enrolled for ratification. 

S. B. 1630, H. B. 2180, a bill to be entitled an act for 
the relief of certain teachers and the treasurer of Craven 
county. 

Placed on the calendar. . 

S. B. 1618, H. B. 2181, a bill to be entitled an act for 
the benefit of the public road fund of Louisburg township, 
Franklin county. 

Placed on the calendar. 



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46 HOUSE JOURNAL. [Session 

S. B. 1620, H. B. 2182, a bill to be entitled an act to 
restore good government to Brunswick county. 

Placed on the calendar. 

H. R. 2128, resolution in favor of the pages of the House 
and Senate. 

Mr. Gilliam offers an amendment, which is accepted. 

The resolution, as amended, passes its second and third 
readings and is ordered sent to the Senate without en- 
grossment. 

By unanimous consent, Mr. Allen of Wayne introduces 
H. B. 2183, an act in regard to printing Senate and House 
Journals and Public and Private Laws. 

Placed on the calendar. 

Also, H. B. 2184, a bill to be entitled an act supplemental 
to and amendatory of an act entitled an act to provide 
for the assessment of property and the collection of taxes, 
it being chapter 15 of the Public Laws of 1899. 

Placed on the calendar. 

On motion of Mr. Allen of Wayne, the rules are sus- 
pended and H. B. 2183, an act in regard to printing Sen- 
ate and House Journals and Public and Private Laws, 
passes its second and third readi*Dgs and is ordered sent to 
the Senate without engrossment. 

And also, H. B. 2184, a bill to be entitled an act sup- 
plemental to and amendatory of an act entitled an act 
to provide for the assessment of property and the collec- 
tion of taxes, it being chapter 15 of the Public Laws of 
1899, passes its second and third readings and is ordered 
sent to the Senate without engrossment. 

Mr. Hoe}^, from the Committee on Enrolled Bills, reports 
that the following bills and resolutions are correctly en- 
rolled, and the same are ratified and sent to the office of 
the Secretary of State : 

S. B. 1626, H. B. 2094, an act to amend chapter 325, 
Public Laws of 1899. 



1900.] HOL'SE JOURNAL. 47 

S. B. 1627, H. B. 2095, an act to submit the question of 
dispensary or no dispensary to the qualified voters of Swain 
county at the coming November election, and to prohibit 
the manufacture of spirituous liquors in said county. 

S. B. 1624, H. B. 2122, an act to establish a stock law 
in certain portions of Jackson, Bailey and Ferrell town- 
ships in Nash county. 

S. B. 791, H. B. 1512, an act to abolish the office of 
€ounty treasurer in Henderson county. 

S. B. 1625, H. B. 2093, an act to regulate the manufac- 
ture and sale of spirituous liquors in Macon county. 

S. B. 1073, H. B. 1073, an act to establish graded schools 
for the town of Lexington, N. C. 

S. R. 1633, H. R. 2175, a resolution to pay the expenses 
of the funeral of Senator Jackson. 

S. R. 1632, H. R. 2144, a resolution to appoint a com- 
mittee to accompany the remains of Senator Jackson. 

S. R. 1640, H. R. 2085, a resolution appointing a com- 
mittee to obtain certain information from the State Treas- 
urer, 

S. R. 1639, H. R. 2177, resolution directing the printing 
of the report of the special investigating committee rela- 
tive to the State's Prison and Agricultural Department. 

S. B. 1638, H. B. 2161, an act to direct the commission- 
ers of Edgecombe county to draw a jury. 

On motion of Mr. Winston, the special order, it being 
S. B. 1609, H. B. 2176, a bill to regulate the issuing of 
liquor licenses in Northampton count}^ is postponed until 
9 o'clock. 

On motion of Mr. Nicholson of Beaufort, the rules are 
suspended and H. B. 2097, a bill to increase the number of 
commissioners of Beaufort county, passes its second and 
third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate without 
engrossment. 

On motion of Mr. Thompson of Onslow, the rules are 



48 HOUSE JOURNAL. [Session 

suspended aDd H. B. 2118, a bill to be eutitled an act to 
allow the commissioners of Onslow county to use a surplus 
special tax fund, passes its second and third readings and 
is ordered sent to the Senate without engrossment. 

On motion of Mr. Julian, the rules are suspended and 
H. B. 2101, a bill to be entitled an act to repeal chapter 
238, Laws of 1899, passes its second and third readings 
and is ordered sent to the Senate without engrossment. 

On motion of Mr. Julian, H. B. 2102, an act to amend 
chapter 260, Public Laws of 1876 and 1877, is, by unani- 
mous consent, withdrawn. 

On motion of Mr. Hoey, H. B. 2140, an act to amend 
and enlarge the charter of the Cleveland Cotton Mills is, 
by unanimous consent, withdrawn. 

On motion of Mr. Winston, the rules are suspended and 
H. B. 2104, a bill to be entitled an act to amend chapter 
18, section 1 of Public Laws of 1899, relating to the oyster 
industry of North Carolina, passes its second and third 
readings and is ordered sent to the Senate without engross- 
ment. 

Also, H. B. 2105, a bill to be entitled an act to amend 
chapter 13 of the Public Laws o^" 1877, etc., passes its sec- 
ond and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate 
without engrossment. 

H. B. 2098, a bill to pay certain claims to persons for 
services rendered to the State in the interest of the fish 
industry, passes its second and third readings and is ordered 
sent to the Senate without engrossment. 

On motion of Mr. Rountree, H. B. 2121, a bill to be en- 
titled an act to change the name of the Guardian Security 
Trust and Deposit Company of Wilmington, N. C, to the 
"People's Savings Bank of Wilmington, N. C," is, by 
unanimous consent, withdrawn. 

H. B. 211] , a bill to be entitled an act to incorporate the 
bank of Randleman, N. C, passes its second and third 



1900.] HOUSE JOURNAL. 49 

readings and is ordered sent to the KSenate without engross- 
ment. 

On motion of Mr. Ray of Macon, the rules are suspended 
and S. B. 1620, H. B. 2182, a bill to be entitled an act to 
restore good government to Brunswick county, is taken up. 

Daring the pendency of this bill the hour for the special 
order having arrived, it being S. B. 1609, H. B. 2176, a 
bill to regulate the issue of liquor license, in Northampton 
county, on motion of Mr. Ray of Macon, the consider- 
ation of the same is postponed for five minutes. 

Mr. Ray of Macon calls the previous question on the 
bill under consideration. 

Call sustained. 

The bill fails to pass its second reading for want of a 
quorum. 

Mr. Ray of Macon demands a roll-call. 

Upon the call of the roll the following gentlemen answer 
present : 

Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Abbott, Alexander, Allen of Wayne, 
Barnhill, Beasley, Boushall, Brown of Johnston, Bunch, 
Carr, Carroll, Clarkson, Cochran, Council, Craig, Currie of 
Bladen, Curtis, Davis of Hyde, Dees, Ellen, Fleming, Foushee, 
Gilliam, Harrison, Henderson, Hoey, Holland, .James, 
Johnson of Johnston, Julian, Keunett, Lane, Leak, Leigh, 
Lyon, Mcintosh, Maitland, McLean of Harnett, McLean of 
Scotland, McNeill, Moore, Nichols, Nicholson of Beaufort, 
Oliver, Overman, Patterson of Robeson, Powell, Ranson, 
Ray of Cumberland, Ray of Macon, Reeves, Reinhardt, 
Robinson, Rountree, Russell, Smith, Stubbs, Thomp.son of 
Davidson, Thompson of Onslow, White of Halifax, Whit- 
field, Williams of Dare, Winston, Wright — 65. 

The hour for the special order having arrived, it being 
the consideration of S. B. 1609, H. B. 2176, a bill to regu- 
late the issue of liquor licenses in Northampton county. 



50 HOUSE JOURNAL. [Session 

the bill passes its second and third readings and is or- 
dered enrolled for ratification. 

S. B. 1620, H. B. 2182, a bill to be entitled an act to 
restore good government to Brunswick county. 

Fails to pass its second reading for want of a quorum. 

Mr. Ray of Macon demands a roll-call. 

Upon a call of the House the following gentlemen an- 
swer present: 

Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Abbott, Alexander, Allen of Wayne, 
Barnhill, Beasley, Boushall, Brown of Johnston, Bunch, 
Carr, Carroll, Clarkson, Cochran, Council, Craig, Currie of 
Bladen, Currie of Moore, Curtis, Davis of Hyde, Dees, Ellen, 
Fleming, Foushee, Gambill, Gilliam, Harrison, Henderson, 
Holland, Johnson of Sampson, Johnson of Johnston, Julian, 
Kennett, Lane, Leak, Leigh, Lyon, Mcintosh, Maitlarid, 
McLean of Harnett, McLean of Scotland, McNeill, Moore, 
Nichols, Nicholson of Beaufort, Oliver, Overman, Patterson 
of Robeson, Powell, Rauson, Ray of Cumberland, Ray of 
Macon, Robinson, Rountree, Russell, Smith, Thompson of 
Davidson, Thompson of Onslow, Welch, White of Davie, _ 
White of Halifax, Whitfield, Williams of Dare, Win- 
ston — 62. 

Mr. Hoey, from the Committee on Enrolled Bills, reports 
that the following bills and resolutions are correctly en- 
rolled and they are ratified and ordered sent to the oflice 
of the Secretary of State: 

S. R. 1636, H. R. 2178, joint resolution in regard to 
paying clerks and other employees mileage for their attend- 
ance upon the present sitting of the General Assembly. 

S. B. 1635, H. B. 2179, an act to pay Eugene C. Bedding- 
field the salary for the time he served as a Corporation Com- 
missioner. 

S. B. 1605, H. B. 2092, an act to amend the Western 
District Criminal Court. 



1900.] HOUSE JOURNAL. 51 

S. B. 1644, H. B. 2184, an act to be entitled an act sup- 
plemental to and amendatory of an act entitled an act to 
provide for the assessment of property and the collection 
of taxes, it being chapter 15 of the Public Laws of 1899. 

S. B. 1643, H. B. 2183, an act in regard to printing the 
Senate and House Journals and Public and Private Laws. 

S. B. 1648, H. B. 2098, an act to pay certain claims to 
persons for services rendered the State in the interest of the 
shell-fish industry of North Carolina. 

S. B. 1630, H. B., 2180, an act for the relief of certain 
teachers and the treasurer of Craven county. 

S. B. 1645, H. B. 2104, an act to amend chapter 18 of 
the Public Laws of 1899, relating to the oyster industry of 
North Carolina. 

S. B. 1609, H. B. 2176, an act to regulate the issuing of 
liquor licenses in Northampton county. 

S. R. 1646, H. R. 2128, resolution to pay pages. 

S. B. 1647, H. B. 2118, an act to enable the commis- 
sioners of Onslow county to use a surplus special tax fund 
for county purposes. 

S. R. 1634, H. R. 2174, joint resolution to adjourn. 

Mr. Ray of Macon offers the following resolution which 
is unanimously adopted: 

"Whereas, our esteemed colleague, Mr. Reeves of the 
county of Ashe, has recently given us additional proofs of 
his good judgment by taking to himself a very excellent 
woman for a wife; now, therefore, be it 

''Resolved, That this House extend to him our sincere 
congratulations and wish them a long and happy life." 

The Journal of to-day is read and approved. 

On motion of Mr. McNeill, and pursuant to a joint reso- 



52 HOUSE JOURNAL. [Session 

lutioD, the Speaker declares the House adjourned until 12 
o'clock M. Tuesday, July 24, 1900. 

H. G. CONNOR, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 

BREVARD NIXON, 

Principal Clerk. 



FIFTY-NINTH DAY. 

House of Representatives, 

July 24, 1900. 

The House meets pursuant to adjournment at 12 o'clock 
M. and is called to order by Mr. Speaker CJonnor. 

Prayer by Rev. Dr. A. A. Marshall. 

On motion of Mr. Overman, the reading of the Journal 
is dispensed with. 

A message is received from the Senate transmitting the 
following resolution, which is read the first time and takes 
its place on the calendar: 

S. R. 1635, H. R. 2185, resolution in regard to the ad- 
journment of the General Assembly. 

On motion of Mr. Gilliam, the rules are suspended and 
S. R. 1635, H. R. 2185, passes its second and third read- 
ings and is ordered enrolled for ratification. 

Mr. Leak, from the Committee on Enrolled Bills, reports 
the following resolution properly enrolled, which is duly 
ratified and sent to the office of Secretary of State: 

S. R. 1635, H. R. 2185, resolution in regard to the ad- 
journment of the General Assembly. 

Pursuant to S. R. 1635, H. R. 2185, resolution in regard 
to the adjournment of the General Assembly, the House 



1900.] HOUSE JOURNAL. 53 

adjourns to meet agaiu in the city of Raleigh ou Monday, 
the 30th day of July, 1900, at 12 o'clock m. 

H. G. CONNOR, 

Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
BREVARD NIXON, 

Principal Clerk. 



SIXTIETH DAY. 

House of Representatives, 

July 30, 1900. 

The House of Representatives met pursuant to adjourn- 
ment at 12 o'clock M. ou this July 30th, 1900, and was 
called to order by Mr. Speaker Connor. 

Principal Clerk Nixon being absent, the Speaker appointed 
W. W. Willsou to act as Principal Clerk. 

On motion of Mr. Gattis, the roll-call was dispensed with. 

Mr. Boushall introduced the following resolution, H. R. 
2186, joint resolution in regard to adjournment: 

''Resolved by the House of Represento lives, the Senate concur- 
ring, That this General Assembly adjourn till Tuesday, 
July 31st, at 4 o'clock p. m., 1900." 

The resolution was read the first time and, on motion of 
Mr. Boushall, the rules were suspended and the resolution 
put upon its immediate passage. 

The resolution passed its several readings and was or- 
dered sent to the Senate without engrossment. 

The Committee on Enrolled Bills reported as properly 
enrolled : 

H. R. 2186, S. R. 1636, joint resolution in regard to 
adjournment. 



54 HOUSE JOURNAL. [Session 1900.] 

The same was signed and ratified. 

At 1:30 p. M. the Speaker of the House of Rei)resenta- 
tives declared, in accordance with said joint resolution, that 
the House of Representatives stands adjourned until Tues- 
day, July 31st, at 4 o'clock p. m., 1900. 

H. G. CONNOR, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
W.*W. WILLSON, 

Clerk. 



SIXTY-FIRST DAY. 

House of Representatives, 

July 31, 1900. 
The House of Re[)resentatives met pursuant to adjourn- 
ment at 4 o'clock p. M. on this July 31, 1 900, and was called 
to order by Mr. Speaker Connor. 

On motion of Mr. Boushall, the House of Representa- 
tives adjourned sine die. 

H. G. CONNOR, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 

W. W. WILLSON, 

Clerk. 



INDEX TO SENATE JOURNAL. 



A. 

PAGE. 



Alleghany county : 

bill to protect land and crops in, 14 17 
bill to increase number of commissioners in, 17 
Adjournment, resolutions in regard to, 22 32 33 34 
Agricultural Department, resolution to print report of investi- 
gating committee of State Prison and, 23 28 



B. 

Bank of LaGrange, The Farmers, bill to incorporate, 14, 32 

Bank of Hendersonville, The Merchants and Planters, bill to 

incorporate, 29 

Brunswick county, bill to restore good government in, 15, 25 

Beaufort county, bill to increase the number of commissioners in, ' 31 
Bills, resolution relative to passage of, ' 2" 

C. 

Constitution, bill supplemental to an act to amend the, 10, 11, 12, 16 

Criminal Court, the Western District, bill to amend, 13,' 21^ 22', 28 
Craven county: 

bill to allow levy of special tax by, 14 31 
bill for relief of certain teachers in, I5 22' 28 
Cattle, bill for protection of, ' ""' j^ 
Corporation Commissioner Eugene C. Beddingfield, bill for re- 
lief of, 22,29 
Clerk and other employees, resolution to pay mileage to, 22,' 28 
Chief Clerk, Fred. L. Merritt appointed, ' "' 35 

D. 

Deaf, Dumb and Blind, the North Carolina School for the, resolu- 
tion in regard to election of director for, IS 27 
Deaf and Dumb Asylum at Morganton, election of director, 24^ 25 

E. 

Election law: 

bill supplemental to, y yj. 

resolution to print copies of, I3' 15 



INDEX TO SENATE JOURNAL. 



PAGE. 

Edgecombe county, bill directing drawing of jury by commission- 
ers of, 23, 28 



Franklin county, bill for benefit of public roads in Louisburg 

township in, 15, 25 

H. 

Hospital and Dispensary, the Clarence Barker, bill to incorpo- 
rate, 12, 13, 16 
Henderson county, bill to abolish the office of county treasurer in, 28 

J. 

Jackson, Senator: 

resolution in respect to the death of, 19, 20, 28, 29, 30 

resolution to pay funeral expenses of, 25, 28 

committee to draft resolutions and accompany remains of, 26 

Journals of Senate and House of Representatives, resolution in 

regard to printing, 30, 32 

K. 

Kinston, resolution to correct the Journal in reference to the char- 
ter of the town of, 6, 7 



Laws of: 

1891, bill to amend chapter 461, 

1895, Private, bill to amend chapter 125, 

1895, bill to amend chapter 70, 

1897, Public, bill to amend chapter 13, 

1899, Public, bill supplemental to chapter 507, 

1899, Public, bill supplemental to chapter 218, 

1899, Public, bill to amend chapter 605, 

1899, Public, bill to amend chapter 252, 

1899, Public, bill supplemental to chapter 370, 

1899, Public, bill to suspend operation of chapter 542, 

1899, Public, bill to change chapter 567, 

1899, Public, bill to amend chapter 211, 

1899, Public, bill to amend chapter 205, 

1899, Private, bill to amend chapter 152, 

1899, Public, bill to amend chapter 325, 

1899, Public, bill supplemental to chapter 15, 

1899, Public, bill to amend chapter 18, 





15 




6, 15 




26 




31 




7, 16 


10, 


11, 12 




14, 18 




14, 18 




14 




14 




14 




14, 23 




15, 23 




15 


16, 


17, 27 




30,32 




30, 32 



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PAGE. 

1899, Private, bill to amend chapter 228, 31 

1899, bill to repeal chapter 238, 31 

Lexington, bill to establish graded schools in, 13, 28 

M. 

Macon county, bill to regulate manufacture and sale of liquor in, 

16, 17, 28 



Northampton county, bill to regulate liquor license in, 14, 31, 32 

Nash county, bill to establish a stock law in portions of, 16, 28 

O. 
Onslow county, bill to allow use of surplus special tax fund by, 31, 32 

P. 

Petitions from citizens of Rutherford and Polk counties, 19 

Prison, the State: 

Resolution to print report of investigating committee of 

Agricultural Department and, 23, 28 

Report of investigating committee of Agricultural Depart- 
ment and, 26 
Pages, resolution in favor of, 30, 31, 32 
President of the Senate pro tempore, Mr. Whitaker elected, 34 

R. 

Roll-call of Senate, 5 

Railway, the Seaboard Air Line, bill to give it power as in Vir- 
ginia, 14, 15, 23 
Rockingham county, bill to appoint justices of the peace in, 15 

S. 

Senate, re-assembling of, 5, 33, 34, 35 

Southern Pines, resolution to correct Journal relative to act incor- 
porating the town of, 8, 9 
Supreme Court Reports, resolution to State L^niversity, certain, 13, 15 
Salisbury Street Railway, bill to incorporate, 16 
Swain county, bill relative to dispensary in, 16, 17, 18, 28 
Slate Company in Stanly county, the North Carolina, bill to ex- 
tend time for organization of, 26 



INDEX TO SENATE JOURNAL. 



Shell-fish industry : 

bill to amend act relative to, 30, 31 

bill to pay for services rendered the State in the interest of, 31, 32 



Treasurer, the State, resolution to obtain information from, 26, 28 

Taxes, bill supplementary to act for assessment of property and 

collection of taxes, 30, 32 

V. 

Ventilation of Senate Chamber and House of Representatives, 

bill to provide for, 27 



INDEX TO HOUSE JOURNAL. 





A. 


PAGE. 


Abbott, Mr. : 






appointed on committee, 




8 


petition, 




44 


Acts: 






1876, chapter 260, 




48 


1877, chapter 13, 




48 


1895, chapter 125, 




9, 10, 24 


1897, chapter 395, 




41 


1898, chapter 698, 




41 


1899, chapter 238, 




48 


1899, chapter 325, 




16, 46 


1899, chapter 605, 




37 


1899, chapter 15, 




46, 51 


1899, chapter 581, 




42 


1899, chapter 11, 




42 


1899, chapter 581, 




42 


1899, chapter 678, 




40 


1899, chapter 426, 




40 


1899, chapter 375, 




40 


Adjournment, resolutions concerning, 43, 


51, 52, 53 


Agricultural Department, report ( 


joncerning. 


25 


Alamance county, bill to increase 


number of commissioners, 


17 


Alleghany county, bill to protect 


crops in. 


37 


Allen of Wayne : 






bills and resolutions. 




15, 46 


motions, 


15, 17, 


22, 24, 44 


Anderson, Luther, bill to pay, 




42 



Bald Mountain, concerning stock law, 22 
Bank of: 

Montgomery county, 16 

Randleman, N. C, 19, 48 

Beasley, Mr., bill introduced by, 42 

Beaufort county, bill to increase commissioners, 16, 47 

Beddingfield, Eugene C, bill to pay, 45, 50 

IS, Mr., bill introduced, 41 



INDEX TO HOUSE JOURNAL. 



Boushall, Mr.: 

bills introduced by, 15, 41, 53 

motion, 23 
Brown of Johnston, Mr.: 

appointed on committee, 8 

bill introduced, 43 

Brunswick county, bill concerning government of, 46, 49, 50 

Bunch, Mr., bill introduced, 41 

Burrow, Mr., bill introduced, 19 

C. 

Calendar, resolution concerning, 
Carraway, Mr., bill introduced, 
Carroll, Mr. : 

bills introduced, 

motions. 
Center Methodist Church, bill to incorporate, 
Clarkson, Mr., bill introduced, 

Clarence Barker Memorial Hospital, bill to incorporate, 
Clerks, bill in favor of, 
Cochran, Mr., bill introduced by. 
Committees, on death of certain members, 
Connor, Mr. Speaker, petition. 
Constitutional Amendment: 

bill to amend acts of 1899, chapter 218, 

bill to print. 
Council, Mr., bills introduced. 
Cotton weigher, bill to appoint for Jones county, 
Courts, bill concerning Western District Criminal, 
Craig, Elisha, bill to pay, 
Craig, Mr. : 

appointed on committee, 

motions, 

resolution, 

report from committee, 
Currie of Moore, bill introduced by, 
Curtis, Mr., appointed on committee, 
Currituck county, bill to levy tax, 

D. 

Davis of Haywood: 

appointed on committee, 23 

motions, 10, 15 

Davis of Hyde, bills introduced, 15, 19 





43 




21 




17, 41 




18 




17 




21 




14, 24 


22, 


45,50 




20,41 


8, 


23,38 




8 




13, 24 


15, 


17, 24 




21, 41 




40 


15, 


45, 50 




20 




8 




10 




9 




9 




19 




11 




42 



INDEX TO HOUSE JOURNAL. 



Death of members: 

resolution regarding, 
adjournment in honor of, 
Dispensary, bill to establish at Selma, 
Duffie, Nannie C, bill for relief, 



9 
43 
19 



E. 

Edgecombe county, bill to draw jury list, 
Elections, bill to amend acts 1899, chapter 507, 
Ellen, Mr., bill introduced by, 



41, 44, 47 

10, 11, 24 

26 



Flemming, Mr., bill introduced by, 
Foushee, Mr.: 

bills introduced by, 

motions. 
Friendship Baptist Church, 
Franklin county, bill concerning. 



21 

21, 44 

15, 44 

17 

45 



G. 



Garner, G. F., bill to pay school claim, 




19 


Gattis, Mr.: 






bills introduced. 


1^, 


19, 43 


motion, 




14 


Giles, Mr.: 






bill introduced. 




12 


motion, 




11 


reports from committees, 




25 


Gilliam, Mr.: 






bills introduced, 




21, 41 


motions. 


8, 44, 


46, 52 


Guardian Society Trust Co., bill to change name. 




20,48 



H. 

Hart, S. L., resolution in respect of, 

Henderson county, bill to abolish office of treasurer, 

Hoey, Mr.: 

bill introduced, 

motions, 

reports from committees, 
Hollo way, T. J., bill for relief of, 





36 


9, 


22,47 




15 




38, 48 


,44, 


46, 50 




21 



INDEX TO HOUSE JOURNAL. 



Holman, Mr.: 

appointed on committee, 

motions, 

report from committee, 
Hyde county, bill to pay oyster claim, 



23 

15, 18 
25 
19 



Incorporate, bills to: 

Center iVIethodist Church, 

Cokesbury and Blackburn Church, 

Ebenezer Church, 

Lanier's Chapel, 
Ingram, Lucy J., bill to pay school claim, 
Ingram, H. C, bill to appoint justice of the peace, 
Insane, bill in behalf of dangerous. 



17 
40 
17 
41 
19 
20 
15, 23 



James, Mr., bills introduced, 
Jackson, Senator: 

resolution to appoint committee to accompany remains, 

resolution to pay funeral expenses, 
Johnson of Sampson, excused from voting. 
Journals, resolution to print, 
Julian, Mr.: 

bills introduced, 

motion, 
Justice, Mr., bill introduced, 
Justices of the peace, bills to appoint. 



42 



38, 


47 


43, 


47 




13 


46, 


51 




17 




15 




15 


40, 


41 



Kennett, Mr., bill introduced, 



19 



Labor, bill to regulate. 
Lane, Mr., bill introduced by, 
Leak, Mr., report from committee, 
Leigh, Mr., bill introduced by, 
Lexington, bill to establish graded schools. 
Low, Lillie F., bill to pay, 

M. 

Macon county, bill to regulate sale of liquor. 
Mason, W. J., bill to appoint J. P., 



15 
21 
52 
20 
47 
43 



16, 47 

21 



INDEX TO HOUSE JOURNAL. 5 

PAGE. 

Mason Academy, bill to incorporate, 21 

Masons, bill relating to Lodge, No. 146, 20 

Mauney, Mr., bill introduced by, 20 

McNeill, Mr., motion by, 52 

McLean of Harnett, bill introduced by, 40 

Miller, A. C, resolution to elect a director, 15, 38 
Moore, Mr.: 

bills introduced, 9, 12 

Motions, 13 

report from committee, 9 

Mull, Lorenzo, bill to pay, 42 

Murphy, bill to amend charter, 20 

bill concerning graded school, 20 

N. 

Nash county: 

petition concerning stock law, 8 

bill to establish stock law, 20, 47 
Nicholson of Beaufort: 

bill introduced by, 16 

motion, 47 

Nicholson, H. P., bill to pay, 42 
Northampton county, bill to regulate liquor license, 38, 50, 51 

North Carolina School for Deaf and Dumb, bill governing 24, 44 

resolution to elect director for, 15 
North Carolina Slate Company, bill to extend time for organizing, 23 

O. 

Onslow county, bill concerning surplus tax fund, 19, 48, 51 

Overman, Mr.: 

bills introduced by, 18, 21 

motions, 22, 52 

Oysters, bills concerning, 15, 18, 21, 48, 51 



Pages, resolution in favor of, 21, 46, 51 

Patterson of Caldwell, motion by, 22 
Prayer: 

Rev. Dr. Daniel, 7 

Rev. Mr. Adams, 25 

Rev. Mr. Hubbard, 10 

Rev. Dr. Marshall, 52 



INDEX TO HOUSE JOURNAL. 



R. 



Ray of Macon, bills introduced by, 


15, 51 


Redding, Mr.: 




bills introduced by, 


16 


petition. 


19 


Reinhardt, Mr., bills introduced by, 


17, 19, 22, 43 


Relief, bills for of: 




Dunn, Alice, 


42 


Johns, H. T., 


42 


teachers in Craven, 


45, 51 


Reeves, Mr.: 




bill introduced by 


19 


resolution commending bis good judgment, 


51 


Roads, bill concerning. 


21 


Robinson of Cumberland: 




bills introduced by, 


8, 19 


motions, 


18 


Rocky Mount, bill to consolidate school districts. 


21 


Roll-calls, 


7, 12, 23, 49 


Roper, John, bill for relief, 


19 


Rountree, Mr.: 




bills introduced by. 


14 


motions, 


14, 48 


Russell, Mr.: 




bills introduced by, 


18 


motions, 


21 



s. 

Salem Church, petition, 

Salisbury Street Railway Co., bill to incorporate, 

Shell-fish industry, bill to pay certain persons, 

Sitton, Nannie, bill to pay, 

Smith of Craven, personal privileges, 

State Hospital, bill concerning, 

States Prison, resolution concerning. 

State treasurer, resolution in regard to information from, 

Swain county, bill concerning dispensary, 

T. 

Teachers' Assembly, telegram from, 
Thompson of Davidson, bills introduced by, 
Thompson of Onslow, bills introduced by, 
Trenton, bill to erect gates. 





18 




17,51 




42 




11 




22 




44, 47 


10, 


12,22 




16,47 




38 


17, 


22, 40 




19, 22 




41 



INDEX TO HOUSE JOURNAL. 7 

PAGE. 

Trotman, John M., resolution in respect of, 35 

Tuckahoe creek, bill to prevent obstructions, 40 

V. 

Vance monument, 11 

W. 

Wall, Henry Clay, resolution in respect of. 
Water-works, bill to construct for Elizabeth City, 
Wilkes county, bill concerning hunting in, 
Willard, Mr.: 

bills introduced by, 

leave of absence, 

motions, 
Williams of Dare, bills introduced by, 
Wilson, Mr., bills introduced by, 
Willson, W. W., appointed clerk, 
Winston, Mr.: 

bills introduced by, 

motions, 

Y. 

Yarborough, Mr., bill introduced by, 43 











34 










20 










43 










20 










25 








11, 


, 18 
17 
42 
53 






8, 


10, 


12 


9, 


10, 


11, 


38, 


, 47